W.284, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.284, Book of Hours, Latin (1420-1480 CE)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W284/description.html


Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1395-1505

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Coutances

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Rouen

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt and Massacre of the Innocents, Coronation of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Nathan admonishing King David, Four monks seated behind corpse with Archangel Michael, St. John the Evangelist with kneeling female owner portrait

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Passion according to John, Prayers to Christ, Prayers to the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Seven Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Suffrages, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Verse prayer to Christ, Prayer to the Virgin, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Prayer to the Cross, Suffrage to St. John the Evangelist

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A female owner is pictured kneeling before St. John the Evangelist on f. 139v

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: artists trained in Rouen in the style of the Master of the Geneva Latini

Patron: Unknown; initial female owner is depicted on fol. 139v kneeling in front of St. John the Evangelist. Two coats of arms probably associated with the owner appear twice, on fol. 139r-v.

Materials: Unknown

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in France in the second quarter of the sixteenth century; brown calf; sewn on five slit straps; corners and spine repaired in the nineteenth century

Folio height (in centimeters): 22.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 14.9

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