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Book of Hours

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Description This small, early Book of Hours dates to the late thirteenth century. It was created for use in Arras, and remained in that region for most of its existence. Although the majority of the book is written in Latin, the calendar is in Old French. The manuscript contains a prefatory cycle of six Passion miniatures, as well as seven extant full-page historiated initials.
Date Description Narrative
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
Provenance Owned by Nicolas Josephes Varoquier, Orchies, ca. 1700 [1]. Timotheus La Bussiere (?), 1712 [2]. Purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Ownership inscription on fol. 133v: Cette livre appertien a nicola[s] josephes Varoquier Celui qui le retrouvra et le rendra pour dieu ou pour de argent a Orchies Septembre 1706 [1700?] [2] Inscription on front flyleaf; also inscribed: "Tim: La Meillerais 1712"
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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late 13th century
ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards covered with leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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Folio H: 3 3/8 × W: 2 3/8 in. (8.5 × 6 cm)
  • France (Place of Origin)
  • United Kingdom, England, London (Place of Binding)
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