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Description This Book of Hours was created ca. 1450-55 in Bruges by Willem Vrelant and associates. It was commissioned for its first owners, a husband and wife, who are depicted on fols. 138r and 150v, respectively. This book contains eighteen extant miniatures, including many unusual thematic depictions, such as the Buffeting of Christ (fol. 24r) in the Hours of the Cross, and a very Dürer-like depiction of the Holy Face in the Suffrages (fol. 146r).
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/20/2014Treatmentbinding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Outdoor Space in Medieval Book Illumination. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1990.
  • Manuscript Illumination in Flanders. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992.
  • Daily Life in Medieval Books. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • Images of Devotion: Personal Piety in Medieval Manuscripts and Ivories. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1997.
  • A Renaissance Gem Revealed: Petrarch's Triumphs Disbound. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002.
Provenance Eugéne Paillet, Paris, mid-late 19th century; purchased by Damascéne Morgand, 1887. Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1450
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.220
Measurements
Folio H: 6 1/16 × W: 3 15/16 in. (15.4 × 10 cm)
Geographies
  • France (Place of Origin)
  • Belgium, Bruges (Place of Origin)
  • Belgium (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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