W.719, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.719, Book of Hours, Latin (1450-1450 CE, Flanders)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W719/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.719

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1450

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Ghent?

Illumination contents: Virgin Enthroned with Owner Portrait, The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity and Miraculous Cure of the Withered Hand of Midwife Salome, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Death of the Virgin, Raising of Lazarus, Crucifixion, St. Peter, St. James the Less, St. Simon, St. Anthony, Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, Last Judgment with Man of Sorrows, St. Veronica holding veil with Holy Face, St. Catherine, St. Barbara

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Hours of the Compassion of the Virgin, Prayers and Suffrages, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Narrative account of the dream-vision of the Virgin’s appearance to a canon named Jernoul, Prayer that invludes Five Joys of the Virgin, Transcription of the prayer that Jernoul found upon waking, Prayer of indulgence for three hundred days, Appellations of the Virgin, Communion Prayers, Suffrage to the Holy Face, Devotional Sequence and Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Owner portrait (male) pictured kneeling in margins of f. 13v before the Virgin and Christ enthroned (opening of Matins of the Hours of the Virgin)

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Masters of the Ghent Privileges and associates

Patron: Egmont family of Guelders

Materials: Medium-weight parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Rebound in Paris, ca. 1900, by Léon Gruel with red velvet; page edges gilt; resewn on four cords

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.4

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