Description Books were among the many objects collected by Madame de Pompadour, including this beautifully bound Christian devotional book called a Book of Hours. While Pompadour’s bindings were usually stamped with her coat of arms, the monogram in the center of this binding is unusual. It relates to a group of objects in various media that Pompadour commissioned around the theme of love and friendship. On the binding, the initials of Pompadour and her friend and lover, the king, are depicted as intertwined floral garlands.
|8/21/2016||Examination||examined for exhibition|
- Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2016.
Provenance Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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