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Calendar Illustrations from a Book of Hours
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Calendar Illustrations from a Book of Hours


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Description These two illuminations were cut out of a deluxe Book of Hours that was originally created ca. 1450-60. It is likely that they are by an artist based in Bruges, as they are stylistically related to works from that region in that period (see, for example, W.240). They have been compared to the miniatures in the Hours of Juana Enríquez (Madrid, Biblioteca de Palacio, unnumbered), as well as to the work of the Master of Girart de Roussillon, active in Brussels ca. 1450-70. The images came from the January and February calendars, although they were framed in the reverse order, with February on the left, and January on the right. A frame of tortoise shell and gilded copper was created for their display, likely in the seventeenth century, and the date of the frame may suggest when the images were removed from their original manuscript context.
Exhibitions
  • The Four Seasons. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters before 1931

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Period
ca. 1450-1460
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment with gold leaf, tortoise shell, mercury-gilded copper alloy, and glass
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.321
Measurements
H of individual fragments: 1 3/16 × W: 1 3/16 in. (3 × 3 cm); Framed H: 2 1/16 × W: 3 3/8 in. (5.3 × 8.5 cm)
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