W.435, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.435, Book of Hours, Latin (1490 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W435/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.435

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1490

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Monks playing blind man’s bluff, Flight into Egypt with falling idol, Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity, King David Penitent, Raising of Lazarus, St. Michael, St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. James Major, St. Stephen, St. Lawrence, St. Christopher, St. Sebastian, St. Nicholas, St. Claudius, St. Jerome penitent, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Adrian, St. Anne, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Margaret and the dragon, St. Barbara, St. Apollonia

Text contents: Easter Tables, Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Invocations, Collects, Office of the Dead, Suffrages with intercalated quatrains, Two Communion Prayers, Prayer Lamenting Sorrow of the Virgin by the Cross, Seven Prayers of St. Gregory, Communion Prayers, Prayer to the Virgin, Prayers to Christ on the Cross beginning with quatrain

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of Edward IV and followers

Patron: Unknown

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Bound in Belgium(?) ca. sixteenth century; crimson velvet over wooden boards; sides are embroidered in panel-and-frame design, displayed and cupped flowers in relief are worked in silver wire wrapped around thread, silver gilded thread wound around dyed yellow silk thread is used for foliate pattern; spine covered with crimson velvet, hollow and lined with red buckram since rebacking in 1949 by MacDonald, New York; endbands of a heavy yellowish rose thread; edges gilded, gauffered with punched Italianate plaitwork design (cf. inscription dated 1546); evidence of former fastening by tie attached by rivets to center fore-edge of upper and lower boards (holes on front and back pastedowns, impressions on front flyleaves)

Folio height (in centimeters): 14.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 10.4

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