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Description This Book of Hours, completed ca. 1440, is an example of the artistic production of the Masters of the Gold Scrolls, a group of illuminators primarily active in Bruges ca. 1410-50. The liturgical use combines Rome with a Rouen variant, particularly in the Hours of the Virgin. The book gives unusual emphasis to St. Jodocus, depicted first in the company of other saints and later as a single portrait at the head of his Suffrage (fols. 37v and 160r). SS. Christopher (fol. 161v) and Peter of Luxembourg (fol. 164v) are the only other saints illuminated in the Suffrages.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/27/2014Treatmentbinding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation; splits mended
Exhibitions
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Manuscript Illumination in Flanders. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992.
  • To Hell and Back: Medieval Images of the Afterworld. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
  • For This is My Body: The Medieval Missal. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006-2007.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris, ca. 1900 [1]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, possibly 1905 [2]; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] His bookplate inscribed with "N 4" in ink and a pencil notation below reading "No. 11 Coll. L. G." [2] Possibly item 4 on a trimmed shipping list (from Walters curatorial file)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1440
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with velvet
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.211
Measurements
Folio H: 4 11/16 × W: 3 1/4 in. (11.9 × 8.3 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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