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Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
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Book of Hours (Use of Rome)


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Description This pocket-size Flemish Book of Hours was created in Bruges between 1460 and 1470. A heavy contingent of South Netherlandish and northern French saints in the litany helps localize its production. The Italianate script and later Italian provenance suggest that the manuscript might have been created for a member of the Italian community in Bruges. It contains twelve full-page miniatures produced by a single artist working in the style of the prolific mid-fifteenth-century Flemish illuminator Willem Vrelant. Several other Books of Hours in the Walters' collection are similar in style to this manuscript, exhibiting the characteristics of the Vrelant circle, notably W.179, W.180, and W.183.
Exhibitions
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Given to Franciscus Antonius Noveria, 18th century [1]. Léon Gruel, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century [2]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Gift inscription on verso of front flyleaf: "Ad usum Francisci Antonii Noveriae(?) ex dono C.M." [2] His catalog number "No 841" on recto of front flyleaf
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
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.177
Measurements
Folio H: 3 1/8 × W: 2 3/8 in. (8 × 6 cm)
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Not On View

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