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Book of Hours


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Description This Book of Hours was created ca. 1460-70 CE in Bruges by the circle of Willem Vrelant. It contains six extant full-page miniatures, which were inserted or painted on the versos of folios left blank, with the images on fols. 101v and 120v created by a different artist. A highly embellished upper board was added in Germany in the nineteenth century that contains an ivory Christ nailed to an engraved gilded cross.
Exhibitions
  • The Gothic Revival: The Illuminated Manuscript in Medieval and Modern Times. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1991.
Provenance Unknown Italian owner, 17th century [1]. Purchased by Peter Marié, New York, August 1891 [2]; Marié Sale, New York, 1903, no. 573; purchased by George Richmond, New York, 1903; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Addition of Italian prayer on fol. 2r [2] Possibly purchased in Germany; inscription on flyleaf i, v reads "573/Homburg August 1891/XIV/750 [crossed out]/647/1600 marks"; sticker on same flyleaf indicates he loaned it to Grolier Club in 1892, inscribed "P. Marie/ No. 8 [crossed out]/No. 77"
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1460-1470
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with leather, gilded metal, and ivory
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.184
Measurements
Folio H: 4 5/16 × W: 3 3/16 in. (11 × 8.1 cm)
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Not On View

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