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Suchtelen Hours


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Description The Suchtelen Hours is a fine example of artists working in the style of the Master of the Prayerbooks ca. 1500. The book is believed to have been produced in Bruges and owned by someone associated with the Franciscan order and the Utrecht diocese. The nine extant, full-page, highly detailed miniatures exhibit clarity of forms and a vivid color palette. Of particular interest are the border illuminations that appear either surrounding the miniatures or as strips running along the sides of the text. Illusionistic flowers, insects, and animals lend to the charm of the manuscript, and speak to the skill of the artist.
Exhibitions
  • God's Minstrel: St. Francis of Assisi. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Shrunken Treasures: Miniaturization in Books and Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
Provenance Owned by Bibliotheca Suchtelen, St. Petersburg, 19th century. L. P. "Urusof" Ouroussoff, Russia, 19th century. Alexandre Polovtsoff (Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Polovtsov), Paris; purchased by Cornuau, Paris, November 14 1910. Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1500
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.176
Measurements
Folio H: 2 15/16 × W: 2 1/16 in. (7.5 × 5.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Belgium, Bruges (Place of Origin)
  • France (Place of Binding)
  • Russia (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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