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Book of Hours
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Book of Hours

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Description This Book of Hours was created by the workshop of the Boucicaut Master, an anonymous artist whose innovations had a lasting impact on French, Flemish, and Dutch illumination throughout the fifteenth century. Every page of the manuscript has an illuminated border of vines and flowers, often with amusing figures or music-making angels. Dozens of miniatures are present throughout, including calendar illustrations, scenes for the Hours of the Virgin, and figures of the Saints.
Date Description Narrative
  • The International Style: The Arts in Europe Around 1400. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1962.
  • Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
  • Masters and Manuscripts: Or, How to Distinguish One Illuminator from Another. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
  • A Bouquet of French Manuscripts: Remembering Eleanor Spencer. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1994.
  • Music in Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
Provenance Acquired by Maggs Brothers, Ltd., London, after 1853; Acquired by Léon Gruel, Paris; Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1415
ink and pigments on parchment bound between red velvet
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
Folio H: 7 11/16 × W: 5 11/16 in. (19.6 × 14.4 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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