W.269, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.269, Book of Hours, Latin (1450-1475 CE, Northeastern France)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W269/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.269

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1425-1500

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Reims

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, Virgin and Child with female owner portrait, Crucifixion, Pelican drawing blood from chest in initial D, Pentecost, St. Laetus, St. Remigius, St. Nicholas, St. Christopher, St. Catherine, Death of the Virgin

Text contents: Three Prayers, Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Seven Verses of St. Bernard, Five Joys of the Virgin, Two Devotions to the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Gospel Sequence of St. John, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Seven Requests to Our Lord, Seven Requests to Our Lord, Hours of the Cross, Gospel Sequence of the Passion, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Obsecro te, Saluto te, Prayer to the Cross, Communion Prayers, Prayer of Indulgence, Prayer of Indulgence in French, Three Suffrages, Hours of St. Catherine, Prayers for Recitation at Mass, Suffrages, Office of the Dead, Prayers in Honor of the Virgin

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Female owner portrait appears on f. 76r kneeling before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child. The owner is identified as “Colette” by a scroll emerging from her clasped hands. An inscription on the inside of an upper board by a later female owner G. Marlot is dated to 1559. The inscription also records ownership by G. Marlot’s aunt Labourgue, wife of the merchant Jean Bourguet. G. Marlot then gave the book to her daughter Martine Marlot, wife of Claude Armilhon.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Collette

Materials: Medium to thick parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in France ca. 1550-1575; brown calfskin boards; gilded foliate design on upper and lower boards, names “Claude/Armilhon” (upper board) and “Martinne/Marlot” (lower board) in gilt lettering; spine added ca. eighteenth or nineteenth century with gilt lettering of title, “Heures/Gotiques”; endbands of pink and blue thread with edgebead added ca. eighteenth or nineteenth century

Folio height (in centimeters): 18.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 13

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