BOOK OF HOURS Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch

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Lot 18
BOOK OF HOURS
Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch

Sold for £ 10,200 (US$ 14,014) inc. premium
BOOK OF HOURS
Book of Hours, Use of Utrecht, in Dutch, illuminated manusccript on vellum, 189 leaves (one inserted from in later hand), 18 lines, written in dark brown ink, in a gothic liturgical hand, 5 large historiated initials (10-line), 28 large initials (5- to 6-line) in blue or red, most enclosing a floral motif in pink, red and green on background of burnished gold, all with three-quarter illuminated borders of trailing vines, acanthus leaves, flowers and strawberries, dots and trefoil decorations in burnished gold, red, pink, green, red and blue, 2-line initials throughout in burnished gold with scrollwork infilling on alternate red and blue grounds, many sprouting into border with gold dots and stylized leaves on hair-line stems, margins of historiated leaves, and 6 others slightly shaved, opening leaf and final 2 leaves slightly soiled, eighteenth century green morocco gilt, g.e., 142 x 100mm., [Utrecht, c.1475]

Footnotes

  • An attractive Book of Hours, comprising: Calendar; Hours of the Virgin; Hours of the Cross; Hours of Eternal Wisdom; The Penetential Psalms and Litany; Office of the Dead.

    The historiated initials include: The Madonna and Child; The Garden at Gesthemane; Moses Receiving the Tablets; Christ with Orb and Sceptre; A Naked Man and Woman Kneeling in Prayer, in flames.
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