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Binding from Vienna Book of Hours


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Description Binding is non-original. Rebound by Abigail Quandt, Walters Art Museum, 1985, with white goatskin over wooden boards and two woven clasps with metal fittings; previous binding eighteenth-century green silk over heavy pasteboard (now housed separately)
Provenance Probably commissioned by a member of the court of Emperor Frederick III of Austria (1415-1493) for his son Prince Maximilian (1459-1519), Vienna, Austria, ca. 1460-65, with illuminations by the Master of the Maximilian Schoolbooks; Bernard Quaritch, London, 1910, [mode of acquisition unknown, no. 238]; C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, November 28, 1912, by purchase [Auction CX]; Jacques Rosenthal, Munich, 1928 [Catalog 90, no. 196] and 1929 [Catalog 91, no. 6], by purchase; Sale, H. P. Krauss, New York, 1959, [Catalog 88, no. 14]; Walters Art Museum, 1959, by purchase.
Credit Created in 1985

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Period
1985
Medium
Rebound by Abigail Quandt, Walters Art Museum, 1985, with white goatskin over wooden boards and two woven clasps with metal fittings; previous binding eighteenth-century green silk over heavy pasteboard (now housed separately)
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.764.binding.1
Measurements
Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 15/16 in. (17.1 x 12.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Austria, Vienna (Place of Binding)
  • USA, Maryland, Baltimore (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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