W.185, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.185, Doffinnes Hours, Latin (1400-1425 CE, Utrecht)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W185/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.185

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1400-1425

Language(s): Latin, Flemish

Use: Utrecht (Calendar), Use of the Windesheim Congregation (Hours of the Virgin)

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Utrecht

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Betrayal, Virgin and Child in initial D, Pilate washing his hands, Flagellation, Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Lamentatino, Entombment, Pentecost, Last Judgment, Souls in the bosom of God, Trinity enthroned

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayers in Latin, Hours of the Eternal Wisdom in Dutch, Added Notes in French, Added Prayer to St. Mary in Dutch

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Johannes de Malborch

Illuminator: Master of Walters 185

Patron: Unknown; probably for a married couple, who were originally represented kneeling with scrolls and their coats of arms in the margins, flanking a full-page miniature of the Crucifixion (fol. 72v), but whose figures and arms were later erased and overpainted with white.

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Seventeenth- or eighteenth-century cream-colored parchment over pasteboards; parchment pastedowns; spine and boards bearing a gold floral stamp; all edges gilt (front cover repaired or reattached with modern cloth)

Folio height (in centimeters): 12.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.6

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