W.195, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.195, Book of Hours, Latin (1470-1500 CE, Bruges: main text; Rouen: calendar)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W195/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.195

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1470-1500

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Feasting, Man by Fire, Pruning, Man with Flowers, Couple on Horseback, Man shearing sheep, Man scything, Man bundling wheat, Sowing seed, Treading Grapes, Man Slaughtering Pig, Man baking, Salvator mundi, Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, Betrayal and Arrest of Christ, Christ before Pilate, Flagellation, Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, Last Judgment, Mass of St. Gregory with Arma Christi, Virgin and Child, St. Anthony in initial U, st. John the Evangelist, St. Catherine of Alexandria in initial V

Text contents: Added Calendar (c. 1500), Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Five Prayers of St. Gregory, Obsecro te, Prayers for a Female Supplicant

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Prayers to St. Gregory as well as the large number of female saints included in the litany indicate that the original owner was female.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown; in style of Willem Vrelant

Patron: Unknown woman; Prayers to St. Gregory as well as the large number of female saints included in the litany indicate that the original owner was female

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in London by Riviere and Son first quarter of the twentieth century; black morocco style with imprinted decoration; spine has five raised bands with ornament in all compartment except second and third which have gold gilt lettering that reads “Horae/ B.V.M. // Ms. Gall/ Saec. XV.”

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.1

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