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Book of Hours in Dutch
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Book of Hours in Dutch


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Description This illuminated Book of Hours was produced in the second quarter of the fifteenth century. It is written in the Netherlandish translation of Geert Grote. Although lacking in full-page miniatures, the manuscript contains eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg with ornamental initials and decoration throughout.
Exhibitions
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • The Origins of Dutch Painting: Manuscripts from the Fifteenth Century. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998.
Provenance Made for anonymous patrons in the second quarter of the 15th century; Melchior Parsoens [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [ink signature, outer margin, fol. 4r]; Gruel and Engelmann, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [no. 94, bookplate, front pastedown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 9, 1903, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
second quarter 15th century
Medium
ink and pigments on thin to medium cream parchment with a fine nap surface covered with red-brown velvet over millboard, sewn on five recessed cords; all edges gilt
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.188
Measurements
H: 5 11/16 x W: 4 in. (14.4 x 10.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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