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Description Completed for use of Cambrai, ca. 1450-60, this sizable Book of Hours is comprised of 265 folios, with two full-page miniatures (inserted) and thirteen historiated initials. Perhaps the focus on prayer rather than decoration was due to the presumed first owner, who was established in Mons and was associated with a Benedictine nunnery (dedicated to Sainte Waudry). Some Franciscan sympathies are indicated in the litany (fol. 147v), evinced by a citation of Bernardinus of Siena, Francis, and Clara
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Date Description Narrative
9/12/2014Treatmentbinding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation; splits mended
Provenance Petrus Philippus Jarinart, 15th century [1]. Gerardus Casteillon [2]. Sotheby's Sale, London, May 23 1889, lot 78; purchased by "Seymour" [3]. Jacques Rosenthal, Munich [4]. Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Signature on back endleaf along with inscription: "A moy premier commenchement" [2] Name inscribed twice on fore-edge [3] From note in curatorial file: "Sold to Seymour". Nothing more about this owner is known at this time [4] Pencil notation on front pastedown
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters before 1931

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Period
ca. 1450-1460
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between oak boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.193
Measurements
Folio H: 8 1/16 × W: 5 5/8 in. (20.5 × 14.3 cm)
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Not On View

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