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Description Illuminated in the style of Willem Vrelant, this Book of Hours was completed for Use in Rome ca. 1470. The manuscript contains a calendar in French intended for the diocese of Bayeux that was added in the late fifteenth century, with border miniatures painted in Rouen. Prayers to St. Gregory as well as the large number of female saints included in the litany indicate that the original owner was female. The Hours of the Virgin are illuminated with images of Christ's Passion.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/22/1977Treatmentexamined for condition; loss compensation
9/15/1977Examinationexamined for condition
7/02/2014Treatmentbinding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation; splits mended
Exhibitions
  • Saints and Their Symbols. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1985-1986.
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
Provenance Leo S. Olschki, Florence; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Inscription] On binding: Horae / B. V. M / Ms. Gall / Saec. XV
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1470; ca. 1500 additions
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.195
Measurements
Folio H: 6 15/16 × W: 4 3/4 in. (17.6 × 12.1 cm)
Geographies
  • France, Rouen (Place of Origin)
  • Belgium, Bruges (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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