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Book of Hours


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Description This Book of Hours was produced in Bruges ca. 1440-50. Although it is misbound and missing several illuminations, those that survive reveal a striking collaboration of Spanish artists and a group of South Netherlandish illuminators known now as the Masters of the Gold Scrolls. The Spanish influence suggests that the manuscript was possibly created for a member of the Catalan community in Bruges, and the possibility of Spanish ownership is strengthened by the added seventeenth-century heraldic frontispiece containing arms connected to several families of Spanish origin.
Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • The Naked and the Nude. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
Provenance Member of the Rojas or de la Chapelle family, Castille or Cambrai (?), 17th century [1]; Duchesse de Berry,
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1440-1450
Medium
ink, paint, and gold on parchment bound between boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.270
Measurements
Folio H: 7 5/16 × W: 5 11/16 in. (18.6 × 14.4 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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