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Heures Nouvelles a L'Usage des Laics, suivant le Nouveau Breviaire.
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Heures Nouvelles a L'Usage des Laics, suivant le Nouveau Breviaire.


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
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.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/21/2016Examinationexamined for exhibition
Exhibitions
  • 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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Period
1743
Medium
calfskin with colored leather onlays, gilding, gouache under mica
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.90
Measurements
Binding H: 5 3/4 × W: 3 9/16 in. (14.6 × 9 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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