ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, [Rouen, c.1500]
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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS
Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, [Rouen, c.1500]
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 44,134) inc. premium

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ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, [Rouen, c.1500] ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, [Rouen, c.1500] ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, [Rouen, c.1500] ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, [Rouen, c.1500]
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT - BOOK OF HOURS
Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, mauscript on vellum, 89 leaves, 12 FULL-PAGE MINIATURES (c.155 x 90mm.) with gold borders, 1 small miniature (The Visitation, c.60 x 24mm.) to f. 29v, the calendar with 24 small miniatures (i.e. 2 for each month: an occupation and a zodiacal sign, c.30 x 30mm.), bar borders to right-hand margins throughout with scrolling leaves on a gold ground, numerous 3- 2- and 1-line initials and line fillers, 23 lines of text per page, a few lines of prayers in an early hand to verso of last leaf, wanting one leaf (with miniature) after f. 41 and 2 leaves (?blanks) at rear, front and rear endpapers excised, calendar leaves and verso of final leaf slightly rubbed and soiled, miniatures slightly faded, the first (John the Baptist) with some smudging, sixteenth or seventeenth century pale calf, gilt, central leafy cartouche and cornerpieces, repeated oriflammme tools, a little faded and rubbed, corners repaired, 180 x 118mm., [Rouen, c.1500]

Footnotes

  • A FINE ROUEN BOOK OF HOURS, with miniature paintings in typical Rouen style, including a calendar sequence with monthly occupations and zodiacal signs. See Ker, Medieval Manuscripts in British Libraries, Perth, St John's Kirk, 2.

    Text: ff. 1-12 Calendar; 13v Gospel readings; 17 Oratio de beate maria; 19 Devota oratio de beata virgine maria; 23 Hours of the Virgin (use of Rouen) (23 Matins; 29v Lauds; 37v Prime; 41 Terce; 44 Sext; 48 Vespers; 51 Compline); 51; Hours of the Cross; 53v Hours of the Holy; 56 Penitential Psalms; 68 Office of the Dead; 87v Litany.

    Illumination: large miniatures: f. 13 St John; 23 The Annunciation 29v The Visitation; 37 The Nativity; 40v The Shepherds; 43v The Presentation in the Temple; 45v The Flight into Egypt; 47v The Coronation of the Virgin; 50v The Crucifixion; 53 The Holy Spirit. The Virgin at prayer; 56 King David; 68 Death surprising three horsemen; 87 The Virgin enthroned; the minature for Sext, which would have appeared after f. 41, wanting.

    Provenance: '...parochia Sancti Martini super renellam Rotomagensis', early inscription at foot of f. 21; 'Patriarca Saldanca', inscription at foot of first calendar page; Marques d'Angeja, sixteenth or seventeenth century bookplate; Perth, St. John's Kirk.
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