W.281, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.281, Malet-Lannoy Hours, Latin (1420-1440 CE, Northeastern France (French Flanders))

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W281/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.281

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1395-1465

Language(s): Latin

Use:

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Northeastern France

Illumination contents: St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke painting image of Virgo lactans, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Marriage of the Virgin added c. 1430, 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, Office of the Dead, Trinity enthroned, St. Michael, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, St. Bartholomew with male owner portrait, St. Christopher, St. Anthony, Assumption of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Avia given Communion by the Virgin

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Eight Verses of St. Bernard, Prayer to Christ, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Seven Joys of Mary Magdalene, Five Joys of St. Catherine, French Verse Prayer to St. Avia, Prayer for Recitation before Christ on the Cross

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Male owner portrait kneels before St. Bartholomew on f. 233r.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown; miniatures linked with works of by Bedford Master, Master of Morgan 453, and illuminators active in Amiens

Patron: Unknown man; his heraldry was added thirty-five times throughout the book

Materials: Medium to thick, carefully selected, and highly prepared parchment;

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Eighteenth-century red morocco with gilt dentelle floral and foliate decoration on the sides and gilt guilloche pattern on the board-edges; the spine has four raised bands with floral and foliate decoration

Folio height (in centimeters): 21.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 21.4

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