Description This Book of Hours illuminated ca. 1470 contains stunning examples of full-page miniatures in the style of Willem Vrelant, most likely originating in Bruges. Given that several prayer cycles contain indications of a female suppliant, as well as a majority female saints in the litany, the book was either owned or co-owned by a woman. The artist or artists have chosen to alternate between color and near-grisaille miniatures throughout the text and the calendar, making for a strikingly varied program of images.
|9/26/2014||Treatment||binding stabilized; examined for digitization; media consolidation|
- The Four Seasons. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
- Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
- Outdoor Space in Medieval Book Illumination. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1990.
- To Arrest the Ravages of Time: Caring for Art at the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
Provenance Likely owned by Eleanor of Portugal (1458-1525, wife of John II) . Clerical ownership, Santiago, ca. 1600 . Léon Gruel, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century ; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Ownership inscription on front pastedown: Este libro foi da rainha/dona lianor nao se po/ de dar de fora so pe/na de escommunhao  Inscription added on front pastedown by 1600: Fr. Luis de S[an]tiago  Modern pencil inscriptions on front pastedown read "Add. Ms. 12" and "N 815"; same numbers occur on Gruel's handwritten sales slip
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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