W.194, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.194, Book of Hours, , Latin (1470-1480 CE, Hainaut (?))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W194/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.194

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1470-1480

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Hainaut?

Illumination contents: Crucifixion, AM monogram in initial D, Pentecost, AM monogram in initial D, Annunciation, Coat of arms in initial D, Vistiation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Massacre of the Innocents, Coat of arms in initial D, King David penitent, AM monogram in initial D, St. Anthony

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Circle of Simon Marmion, Master of Antoine Rolin, Simon Marmion himself

Patron: Unknown; First owner likely affiliated with Li├Ęge and interested in Dominican order, maybe Marie d’Ailly

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Brown calfskin over wooden boards (probably oak) with wide, shallow exterior chamfer and tongue corners; re-backed and re-edged at fore-corners ca. 1900; sewn on five slit-tawed straps; covers tooled in blind, four-fillet double frame filled by intersecting four-fillet lines that create lozenges and triangles with five-point stars in each; endbands are of pink silk with an edge-bead around a cord (?) core and are contemporary with the re-backing; edges are undecorated; single catch-and-clasp fastening originally centered at the fore-edge, but holes have been patched

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.1

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.8

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