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Leaf from Book of Hours: Vespers from Hours of the Virgin, Initial D with John the Baptist
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Leaf from Book of Hours: Vespers from Hours of the Virgin, Initial D with John the Baptist


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Description This folio comes from a fragmentary Book of Hours created in Ghent ca. 1300. It was made for the use of a woman with Dominican ties. Although quite a bit of text and imagery is missing, including the calendar and Office of the Dead, this tiny manuscript is lavishly decorated on nearly every page with marginal drolleries and grotesques, making it a rich and charming book even in its fragmentary state.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/01/1958Treatmentother
6/26/1984Treatmentstabilized
Provenance Gruel and Engelmann Collection, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903

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Period
early 14th century (Gothic)
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.85.42V
Measurements
H: 2 11/16 × W: 1 7/8 in. (6.8 × 4.7 cm)
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