W.240, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.240, Book of Hours, Latin (1450-1460 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W240/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.240

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1400-1510

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Cambrai

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Trinity enthroned, Raising of Lazarus, Pentecost, All Saints, Adoration of the Host, Crucifixion, Virgin and Child, St. Michael, Meeting at the Golden Gate, Annunciation, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Death of the Virgin, Last Judgment, Office of the Dead, St. Jerome in his study, St. John the Baptist, St. Christopher, St. George slaying the dragon, St. Sebastian, St. Andrew, St. Augustine, Stigmatization of St. Francis, St. Bernardinus of Siena with Owner Portrait, St. Matthew, St. Mark, St. Luke

Text contents: Calendar, Sunday Hours of the Trinity, Two Prayers to the Trinity specifying “N” for name of suppliant, Office of the Dead, Two Prayers to God and the Virgin, Mass of the Dead, Tuesday Hours of the Holy Spirit, Prayer to God, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Wednesday Hours of All Saints, O Intemerata, Mass of All Saints, Thursday Hours of the Holy Sacrament, Communion Prayers, Mass of the Holy Sacrament, Friday Hours of the Cross, Prayer on the Last Seven Words of Christ, Prayer Lamenting the Sorrow of the Virgin by the Cross, Mass of the Cross, Saturday Hours of the Virgin, O Gloriosissima, Obsecro te, Mass of the Virgin, Prayer to God for Recitation before the Mass, Mass of St. Michael, Mass of the Conception of the Virgin, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Mass for the Remission of Sins, Office of the Dead, Psalter of St. Jerome, Suffrages, Eleven Psalms, Hours of the Passion, Gospel Sequences of the Passion

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: The manuscript’s original male owner is pictured on f. 334v kneeling before St. Bernardinus of Siena.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Circle of Willem Vrelant

Patron: Unknown; patron depicted before St. Bernardinus on fol. 334v, perhaps also with his family at mass and funeral service on fols. 82v and 267v

Materials: Well-prepared thin to medium-weight parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Belgian seventeenth-century boards covered with nineteenth-century crimson velvet; resewn on four alum-tawed straps; remains of endbands in blue and yellow silk over alum-tawed core; seventeenth-century gilded edges; leather fore-edge tabs, two blue ribbon markers; two nineteenth-century brass catches hinged from upper cover

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.9

Folio width (in centimeters): 13.7

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