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Abstract

This illuminated Book of Hours was produced in the second quarter of the fifteenth century. It is written in the Netherlandish translation of Geert Grote. Although lacking in full-page miniatures, the manuscript contains eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg with ornamental initials and decoration throughout.

Hand note

Written in Gothic bookhand (textura quadrata)

Decoration Note

Eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg; no full-page miniatures, although what appear to be the impression of a former stub after fol. 96 (end of gathering 8) and slice marks in the gutter after fol. 174 suggesting inserted full-page miniatures, now removed, before fols. 89 and 175, with others possibly originally facing fols. 16r, 122r, and 141r; ornamental initials throughout (1 to 8 lines high); capitals stroked in red; folios with historiated initials have baguettes along the outer side of the text column and borders as well as inner margins with floral decoration

Contributors

artist: Masters of Zweder van Culemborg

Principal cataloger: Marrow, James

Cataloger: Devine, Alex

Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Dutschke, Consuelo

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1935, p. 791, no. 216.


Byvanck, A. W. "Kroniek der Noord-Nederlandsche Miniaturen. 3." Oudheidkundig Jaarboek, 4th series, 9 (1940): 36, fig. 17 (fol. 122).


Sterling, Charles [Charles Jacques, pseud.]. La peinture française: les peintres du moyen âge. Paris: P. Tisné, 1941, p. 78, no. 10.


Byvanck, A. W. De middeleeuwsche boekillustratie in de Noordelijke Nederlanden. Antwerp: De Sikkel, 1943, pp. 27-28, figs. 19-22.


Walters Art Gallery. Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore: Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery, 1949, no. 122.


Boström, K. "Un livre d'heures d'Utrecht au Musée National à Stockholm." Nordisk Tidskrift för Bok- och Biblioteksväsen 38 (1951): p. 162, no. 1.


Panofsky, Erwin. Early Netherlandish Painting, Its Origins and Character. Vol. 1. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1953, p. 102, note 4.


Miner, Dorothy. Dutch Illuminated Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Connoisseur Yearbook (1955): 66-77, fig. 11.


Diringer, David. The Illuminated Book: Its History and Production. 2nd ed. New York: Praeger, 1967, p. 448, pl. 7-31b.


Gorissen, Friedrich. Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve. Berlin: G. Mann, 1973.


Boot, C. "Medieval Netherlandic Manuscripts in Libraries in the State of Maryland." Archief- en bibliotheekwezen in België 56 (1985): 257-294.


Wieck, Roger S. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, 1988, pp. 68-69, 220, fig. 50 (fol. 71r).


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Keywords
Christian
Dutch
Devotion
Book of Hours
Netherlands
Historiated initial
Textura
15th century

Origin Place

Utrecht

Date

Second quarter of the 15th century CE

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Bound by Gruel and Engelmann, late nineteenth / early twentieth century; red-brown velvet over millboard, sewn on five recessed cords; all edges gilt

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Dutch; Flemish.

Provenance

Made for anonymous patrons in the second quarter of the fifteenth century

Melchior Parsoens

Gruel and Engelmann, collection no. 94, Paris

Henry Walters, Baltimore, purchased from Gruel and Engelmann, Paris, June 9, 1903

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

← search Book of Hours in Dutch W.188

Origin Place

Utrecht

Date

Second quarter of the 15th century CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Dutch; Flemish.

Provenance

Made for anonymous patrons in the second quarter of the fifteenth century

Melchior Parsoens

Gruel and Engelmann, collection no. 94, Paris

Henry Walters, Baltimore, purchased from Gruel and Engelmann, Paris, June 9, 1903

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This illuminated Book of Hours was produced in the second quarter of the fifteenth century. It is written in the Netherlandish translation of Geert Grote. Although lacking in full-page miniatures, the manuscript contains eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg with ornamental initials and decoration throughout.

Hand note

Written in Gothic bookhand (textura quadrata)

Decoration Note

Eighteen historiated initials by the Masters of Zweder van Culemborg; no full-page miniatures, although what appear to be the impression of a former stub after fol. 96 (end of gathering 8) and slice marks in the gutter after fol. 174 suggesting inserted full-page miniatures, now removed, before fols. 89 and 175, with others possibly originally facing fols. 16r, 122r, and 141r; ornamental initials throughout (1 to 8 lines high); capitals stroked in red; folios with historiated initials have baguettes along the outer side of the text column and borders as well as inner margins with floral decoration

References

Contributors

artist: Masters of Zweder van Culemborg

Principal cataloger: Marrow, James

Cataloger: Devine, Alex

Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Dutschke, Consuelo

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1935, p. 791, no. 216.


Byvanck, A. W. "Kroniek der Noord-Nederlandsche Miniaturen. 3." Oudheidkundig Jaarboek, 4th series, 9 (1940): 36, fig. 17 (fol. 122).


Sterling, Charles [Charles Jacques, pseud.]. La peinture française: les peintres du moyen âge. Paris: P. Tisné, 1941, p. 78, no. 10.


Byvanck, A. W. De middeleeuwsche boekillustratie in de Noordelijke Nederlanden. Antwerp: De Sikkel, 1943, pp. 27-28, figs. 19-22.


Walters Art Gallery. Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: An Exhibition Held at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore: Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery, 1949, no. 122.


Boström, K. "Un livre d'heures d'Utrecht au Musée National à Stockholm." Nordisk Tidskrift för Bok- och Biblioteksväsen 38 (1951): p. 162, no. 1.


Panofsky, Erwin. Early Netherlandish Painting, Its Origins and Character. Vol. 1. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1953, p. 102, note 4.


Miner, Dorothy. Dutch Illuminated Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Connoisseur Yearbook (1955): 66-77, fig. 11.


Diringer, David. The Illuminated Book: Its History and Production. 2nd ed. New York: Praeger, 1967, p. 448, pl. 7-31b.


Gorissen, Friedrich. Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve. Berlin: G. Mann, 1973.


Boot, C. "Medieval Netherlandic Manuscripts in Libraries in the State of Maryland." Archief- en bibliotheekwezen in België 56 (1985): 257-294.


Wieck, Roger S. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, 1988, pp. 68-69, 220, fig. 50 (fol. 71r).


Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Christian
Dutch
Devotion
Book of Hours
Netherlands
Historiated initial
Textura
15th century
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