Description This Book of Hours was created ca. 1400-1415 in either Flanders or Artois. There are twenty-three miniatures, six historiated initials, and drolleries, the latter found mainly on pages with historiated initials. The Hours of the Virgin are connected to the collegiate church of St. Pierre in Lille, as evinced by the hymn "Ueni Creator" at Lauds and None, as well as the antiphon "Cum iocunditate" at Compline. The book also contains an Office of the Dead that corresponds to Premostratensian use, and a Prayer to Christ that contains an introductory attribution to Friar Bertrant, priest and cardinal at an unidentified foundation dedicated to St. Cecilia. Additionally, the Suffrages are interpolated throughout the Hours of the Virgin from Lauds to Compline.
|9/24/2014||Treatment||binding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation; splits mended|
- 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.
Provenance Capitaine Frouard, 1585 . Sigisbert Nicolas Charrouyer, 17th century . Claude Reboucher, 1724 . Léon Gruel, Paris, before 1903 ; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Inscription on front flyleaf iv  Inscription on fol. 1r  Inscription on front flyleaf iv, verso: "Fr. Claude Reboucher... Curia senator"  Gruel and Engelmann bookplate inscribed "No. 86" on front pastedown
Inscriptions [Inscription] Title in gilt on spine: HEVRES/ANTIQV; [Inscription] On tail of spine: REBOVCH
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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