W.262, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.262, Book of Hours (for use of Amiens)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W262/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.262

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1400-1465

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Amiens

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Amiens

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, King David Penitent, Crucifixion, Pentecost, St. Margaret and the dragon, Office of the Dead, Heraldry, Virgin and Child Enthroned with St. John the Baptist presenting Owner Portrait, Added Heraldry

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Suffrages, Seven Verses of St. Bernard, Office of the Dead, Cues to Five Joys of the Virgin with Prayer and Antiohon, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Seven Requests to our Lord, Two Hymns

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Female owner portrait on f. 135r kneels before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, presented by St. John the Baptist.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Circle of the Master of W.281

Patron: A female patron depicted on f. 135r

Materials: Medium to thick weight parchment, poorly selected and prepared; brownish color

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in Paris, France by Léon Gruel in nineteenth century; brown morocco leather; re-sewn on five cords; upper and lower boards blind tooled with imitation fifteenth-century Flemish motifs; five raised bands on spine; gilt title on spine reading “Heures/ D’Ameins/ Saec. XV.”, at tail edge of spine reading “Gruel”; modern gilded edges; two modern leather straps missing, metal edge-pin clasps at fore-edge of upper and lower boards extant

Folio height (in centimeters): 20

Folio width (in centimeters): 14.5

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