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Psalter, with Office of the Dead and Litany
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Psalter, with Office of the Dead and Litany


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Description This manuscript was created in Flanders ca. 1270-80. Originally a standard liturgical Psalter, it was converted in the fourteenth century for the use of an English owner, possibly a cleric, through the addition of a second litany focused on English saints and an Office of the Dead. The illuminations, composed of vignettes depicting labors of the months in the calendar and historiated initials within the psalms themselves, belong to the first phase of production and are characteristic of Psalter iconography from the Bruges-Ghent region during this period.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • The Four Seasons. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
  • The Psalms of David in the Middle Ages. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • Medieval Mastery, Book Illumination from Charlemagne to Charles the Bold (Meesterlijke Middeleeuwen). Stedelijik Museum Vander Kelen-Mertens, Leuven. 2002.
Provenance Possibly owned by a cleric, England, 14th century [1]. Russian ownership, ca. 19th century [2]. Acquired by Léon Gruel, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century [3]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] obituary on fol. 4v and additional texts added at this time [2] imperial Russian ownership stamp with the word "Expecto" fol. 1r [3] Gruel's bookplate and no. 1448 on front pastedown
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1270-1280 (Gothic)
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between velvet
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Accession Number
W.35
Measurements
Folio H: 8 13/16 × W: 6 9/16 in. (22.4 × 16.6 cm)
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