W.220, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.220, Book of Hours, Latin (1450-1455 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W220/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.220

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1450 -1455

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Four Evangelists, Mocking and Flagellation of Christ, Pentecost, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of an Innocent, Coronation of the Virgin, Pietà, Virgin and Child with Owner Portrait, The Holy Face, St. John the Baptist, St. Catherine presenting female owner to Christ, King David Penitent, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Seven Prayers to Reciting when Retiring to Bed, Awakening, and Arising, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Prayer on Sorrow of the Virgin by the Cross, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Compassion of the Virgin, Obsecro te, O Imtemerata, Suffrages and Prayers, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Owner portrait (male) pictured kneeling before the Virgin and Child on f. 138r; St. Catherine presents a female owner to Christ enthroned on f. 150v

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Willem Vrelant and associates

Patron: Unknown; a husband and wife, who are depicted on fols. 138r and 150v, respectively.

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Nineteenth-century re-binding from either Belgium or France; black textured leather; upper and lower boards framed by three fillets; possibly original page sewing; spine naturally rounded with five slightly raised bands surrounded by three fillets; endbands in pink and white silk with edge-bead; gilt edges

Folio height (in centimeters): 15.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 10

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