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Book of Hours


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Description This Book of Hours was likely created in or near Antwerp ca. 1470, as its artist was influenced by the Antwerp-based illuminator Lieven van Lathem (active there 1462-1493). The book appears to have been connected with the diocese of Tournai soon after its creation, for an early hand added a large number of saints from that region to the calendar in French. Its twelve surviving full-page miniatures are of fine quality, and closely recall the approach to composition and figural style of the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold from ca. 1469, now at the Getty (MS. 37).
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Date Description Narrative
9/24/2014Treatmentbinding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation; splits mended
Provenance Unidentified owner, "Thomas S.", 16th century [1]. Possibly owned by Cistercian Abbey of Dunum, near Bruges, Beligum, early 18th century [2]. Léon Gruel, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Inscribed on fol. 1r [2] Erased inscription on fol. 1r, "Bibliotheca Dunensis 1725" (?)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1470
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.208
Measurements
Folio H: 4 1/2 × W: 3 5/16 in. (11.4 × 8.4 cm)
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Not On View

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