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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [north-eastern France or French Flanders, late fifteenth century]
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65
Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [north-eastern France or French Flanders, late fifteenth century]
Estimación
5.0007.000
Lote. Vendido 8,750 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Book of Hours, Use of Rome, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [north-eastern France or French Flanders, late fifteenth century]
115 leaves (plus one original vellum flyleaf at each end), 158mm. by 115mm., foliated 1-114 (omitting one leaf after fol.5; but followed here), wanting 5 leaves including three miniatures (for Terce in the Hours of the Virgin after fol. 30, for the Hours of the Cross after fol. 57 and for the Obsecro te after fol. 110), else apparently complete, collation: i12, ii-iii8, iv6 (iv-v wanting), v-vii8, viii6 (i and ii wanting), ix-xiv8, xv6 (i wanting), 16 lines in a gothic bookhand, written space 96mm. by 65mm., capital letters touched in red, rubrics in red, one-line initials in gold with black pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing, 2-line initials  in gold on red and blue grounds with white penwork decoration, with foliate extensions into the margins, a single 4-line initial on fol.63v in same, 3- to 5-line initials in red or blue with white penwork decoration on burnished gold grounds filled with ivy leaves in red and blue, accompanied by bars with borders in the upper and lower margins (fols.45r, 48r, 51r, 97v), eleven three-quarter-page miniatures accompanied by full borders of gold bezants, gold ivy leaves and coloured acanthus, flowers and strawberries, the border at the beginning of the Hours of the Virgin also with heraldic arms (see below), two small figures in tunics riding a stag and a bear-like animal, another naked figure riding a snail, and another picking a branch of strawberries being watched by an owl, miniatures rubbed and occasionally smudged, some stains, in fair condition, flyleaves and some pages with contemporary inscriptions in French, eighteenth-century brown worn leather binding, restored at spine
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Procedencia

The illumination of the initials and borders is characteristically that of north-eastern France or French Flanders, and the Calendar includes St. Caprasius (20 October), worshipped from Paris through to Cambrai and Liège. However, a number of the saints point towards southern France, including SS. Baudelius (20 May) local to Autun and Nîmes, and Quiteria (22 May), and the book may have been produced for a patron with significant links to the south, whose arms appear in the border of fol.12r (parted per pale Azure and Gules). By the seventeenth century the book was owned by the Gimat family “de la vile Estolier” and received various family inscriptions on its flyleaves. Estolier as a place name has ceased to exist, but is recorded as a byname in Picardy in the late fourteenth century (Uckelman, Bynames in Medieval France, 2014, p.82)

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The book comprises: a Calendar (fols.1r-11v); the Hours of the Virgin, with Matins (fols.12r-19r), Lauds (fols.19v-28r), Prime (fols.28v-30v), Terce (fols.31r-32r) Sext (fols.32v-34v), None (fols.35r-37r), Vespers (fols.37v-41v) and Compline (fols.42r-44v); Psalms 44, 45 and 86 (fols.45r-48r); Psalms 95, 96 and 97 (fols.48r-51r); the Advent Office (fols.51r-56v); the Hours of the Holy Spirit (fol.57rv); the Hours of the Cross (fols.58r-59v); the Office of the Dead (fols.60r-84v); the Penitential Psalms (fols.85r-103v) including a litany (fol.97v); the Gospel Sequences (fols.103v-107v); the Office for St. Catherine (fols.108r-110v); the Obsecro te (fols.111r-113v); and the Prayer to St. Michael (fols.113v-114v).

 The miniatures comprise: (1) fol.12r, the Annunciation to the Virgin; (2) fol.19v, the Visitation of the Virgin to St. Elisabeth; (3) fol.28v, the Nativity; (4) fol.32v, the Adoration of the Magi; (5) fol.35r, the Presentation in the Temple; (6) fol.37v, the Flight into Egypt; (7) fol.42r, the Coronation of the Virgin; (8) fol.57r, Pentecost; (9) fol.60r, a Burial; (10) fol.85r, David in Prayer; (11) fol. 108r, St. Catherine of Alexandria.

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