(1) Produced in Rouen, and perhaps acquired there in the early 20th century by: (2) Cardinal Louis-Ernest Dubois (1856-1929), successively bishop of Verdun, Bourges, Rouen, and archbishop of Paris: with his arms and motto stuck to the front pastedown and a small miniature with the Lamb of God stuck to the back pastedown. (3) Since the 1960s in a private collection, Switzerland.
TEXT AND ILLUMINATION
Calendar in French (f.1r); part of Matins of the Hours of the Virgin, bound out of place (f.13r); Gospel extracts (f.19r); Obsecro te and O intemerata (f.23r); Lauds of the Hours of the Virgin, beginning imperfectly (f.28), followed by suffrages; Penitential Psalms (f.52r) and litany (f.60v); Hours of the Cross, starting imperfectly (f.64r), and of the Holy Spirit (f.65v); Office of the Dead (f.68r); the Quinze Joies (f.89r).
The subjects of the large miniatures are: (1) Four Evangelists (f.19r); (2) Nativity (f.36r); (3) Shepherds (f.39v); (4) Magi (f.42r); (5) Presentation (f.44v); (6) Flight (f.47r); (7) Coronation (f.49r); (8) David, with marginal scenes (f.52r); (9) Pentecost (f.65v); (10) Funeral Service, with marginal scenes (f.68r); (11) Pietà with kneeling patroness (f.89r).
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