W.202, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.202, Book of Hours, Latin (1460-1470 CE, Bruges, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W202/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.202

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1460-1470

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Salvator Mundi, Trinity enthroned, St. Christopher, St. Julian the Hospitaller ferrying Christ, Martyrdom of St. Erasmus, St. Gabriel, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Barbara, St. Margaret, Annunciation, Betrayal and Arrest of Christ, Visitation, Pentecost in initial V, St. Michael in initial M, Sts. Peter and Paul in initial P, St. Andrew in initial A, St. Stephen in initial S, St. Lawrence in initial L, St. Nicholas in initial B, All Saints in initial O, Christ before Pilate, Nativity, Flagellation, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Christ carrying the Cross, Adoration of the Magi, Crucifixion, Presentation in the Temple, Descent from the Cross, Massacre of the Innocents, Entombment, Flight into Egypt, Annunciation in initial S, Pietà in initial O, Presentation of the Virgin in initial V, Christ nailed and tied to the Cross in initial O, St. Veronica holding the veil with image of the Holy Face in initial A, Wounded hand in initial S, Wounded hand in initial A, Five disembodied wounds in initial O, Wounded foot in initial S, Wounded foot in initial L, Virgin and Child in intial O, St. John the Evangelist in initial I, Crucifixion in initial D, Raising of Lazarus, St. Jerome

Text contents: Calendar, Fifteen Prayers on the Passion, Suffrages, Hours of the Virgin, Short Hours of the Cross (intercalated beginning at Lauds), Suffrages, Devotional Sequence Focused on the Virgin, Hymn, Rhyming Prayer to the Virgin, Four Prayers to the Virgin (third rhyming), Seven Joys of the Virgin with Indulgence, Prayer Sequence Including Eight Rhymed Prayers to Images of the Crucified Christ, the Crucifix, Christ’s Head Crowned with Thorns, and each of the Five Wounds, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayer to John the Evangelist, Prayer to God, Prayer on the Seven Last Words of Christ (attributed to Bede, with direction and protections), Five Communion Prayers, Prayer of Indulgence for 2,000 Years, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Invocations, Collects, Office of the Dead, Commendation of Souls, Psalter of the Passion, Psalter of St. Jerome with Introductory Prayer

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Vrelant, Willem -1481, Circle of Willem Vrelant, influenced by the Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Patron: Unknown; english

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in the late nineteenth-early twentieth century by Léon Gruel in Paris; crimson velvet with worn nap; sewn on three recessed cords; spine rounded and backed; edges regilded with traces of gauffering

Folio height (in centimeters): 9.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 7.3

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