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Abstract

Completed ca. 1440-50 and illuminated in the style of the Masters of the Gold Scrolls, this Book of Hours preserves much information about its provenance. The first owner was possibly Barbe de Feuru, whose signature is found on the front pastedown. The book contains the ex libris of Jean of Ricaumez and his wife, Catherine of Barbenchon; their French inscription on the back pastedown promises good wine to the finder of the book if lost. The book was inherited by their son, Christophe of Ricaumez, who likely added several texts illustrated by an Rouennais artist, ca. 1500. Record of the ownership is not evinced in the book again until 1669 when the ex libris of the Count of Hallennes (Allennes family of Tournai?) was added. Alexandre-Constantin-Joseph of Nassau's (1738-1814) armorial shield appears twice, engraved (front pastedown) and painted (front flyleaf i, v).

Text Note

Fols. 1r-6v: calendar; fols. 7r-22v: devotional sequence, added ca. 1500; fols. 23r-25r: Hours of the Cross; fols. 25v-27v: Hours of the Holy Spirit; fols. 28r-35v: Mass of the Virgin; fols. 36r-72v: Hours of the Virgin, for use of Rome; fols. 73r-78v: Advent Office of the Virgin; fols. 79r-86v: Seven Penitential Psalms; fols. 86v-93r: litany, petitions, invocations, and collects; fols. 93v-114v: Office of the Dead; fols. 115v-126v: devotional sequence; fols. 127r-128v: Prayer to Christ, added ca. 1500

Hand note

Written in textura

Decoration Note

Nineteen miniatures (fourteen original) varying in size from (9-17) lines by the Masters of the Gold Scrolls, Bruges, ca. 1440-50; additions attributed to Rouen, ca. 1500; decorated illuminated initials (2 and 5 lines) opposite miniatures found at text openings, at secondary text divisions, in calendar letters "K L" (2 lines); marginalia typically found at fore-edge: peacock, peahen, songbird; four notable marginalia fol. 25v: owl opposite songbird, fol. 36r: hybrid man wearing cape, fol. 59r: falcon pouncing on hare, fol. 93v: ape with book; heraldry found throughout, especially in added portions of text, heraldry in decorated illuminated initials: two each on fols. 8v and 9v; one each on fols. 8r and 9r; fols. 127v and 128r: heraldry; full-page heraldry: front flyleaf i; borders at text openings paired with miniatures: acanthus often orange/blue and green/grey-blue detailed in gold, sometimes candelabra designs found at fore-edge, symmetrical designs centralized at base; often floral sprigs, gold disks and leaves, marginalia; marginalia in calendar and text left on every page: acanthus in orange and blue or lilac-rose and green, some floral designs, fore-edge on versos filled with airy gold foliate tendril-rinceau with blossoms and berries, spine-edge rectos not typically embellished; rubrics in red, text in dark brown ink

Contributors

artist: Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Principal cataloger: Randall, Lilian M.C.

Cataloger: Herbold, Rebekah

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbold, Rebekah

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Wiegand, Kimber

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour, and W.J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1935; p. 801, no. 284.


De Ricci, Seymour, and W.J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 2. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1937; p. 2291.


Dogaer, Georges. Flemish Miniature Painting in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Amsterdam: B.M. Isaël, 1987; p. 31.


Farquhar, James Douglas. "Manuscript Production and Evidence for Localizing and Dating Fifteenth-Century Books of Hours: Walters Ms. 239." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 45 (1987): pp. 49, 56, fig. 35.


Sinclair, Keith Val. Prières en ancien Français. Additions et corrections aux articles 1-2374 du Répertoire de Sonet: Supplément. Townsville, Qld., 1987; nos. 1148, 1152, 1153.


Randall, Lilian M. C. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Vol. 3. Belgium, 1250-1530. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Walters Art Gallery, 1989; pp. 1169-175 (ref. under cat. no. 237, W.282).


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Keywords
Book of Hours
Christian
Flemish
Grotesques
Heraldry
Historiated initial
Miniature
Flanders
15th century
Devotion

Origin Place

Bruges(?)

Date

1440-1450 CE

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Belgium or France, ca. 1900; crimson velvet over wooden boards; spine format indicates an attempt at rounding and backing; endbands of red and yellow silk (tailbands of red and tan silk) are worked with edge-bead around rolled core, possibly slightly earlier than covers; gilt edges, worn; two catches and clasps, hinged from lower cover, modern; green silk ribbon marker

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin. The secondary language of this manuscript is French, Middle (ca.1400-1600).

Provenance

Bruges, ca. 1440-50; completed for use of Rome, illuminated in the style of Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Barbe de Feuru, signature of owner on front pastedown, ca. 15th century

Jean of Ricaumez and wife Catherine of Barbenchon, owners, ca. 1500

Christophe of Ricaumez, son of Jean of Ricaumez and Catherine of Barbenchon, added portions of text

Count of Hallennes, Allennes family of Tournai

Alexandre-Constantin-Joseph of Nassau

Henry Walters, Baltimore, between 1895 and 1931, purchased from Gruel

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

← search Book of Hours W.282

Origin Place

Bruges(?)

Date

1440-1450 CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin. The secondary language of this manuscript is French, Middle (ca.1400-1600).

Provenance

Bruges, ca. 1440-50; completed for use of Rome, illuminated in the style of Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Barbe de Feuru, signature of owner on front pastedown, ca. 15th century

Jean of Ricaumez and wife Catherine of Barbenchon, owners, ca. 1500

Christophe of Ricaumez, son of Jean of Ricaumez and Catherine of Barbenchon, added portions of text

Count of Hallennes, Allennes family of Tournai

Alexandre-Constantin-Joseph of Nassau

Henry Walters, Baltimore, between 1895 and 1931, purchased from Gruel

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Completed ca. 1440-50 and illuminated in the style of the Masters of the Gold Scrolls, this Book of Hours preserves much information about its provenance. The first owner was possibly Barbe de Feuru, whose signature is found on the front pastedown. The book contains the ex libris of Jean of Ricaumez and his wife, Catherine of Barbenchon; their French inscription on the back pastedown promises good wine to the finder of the book if lost. The book was inherited by their son, Christophe of Ricaumez, who likely added several texts illustrated by an Rouennais artist, ca. 1500. Record of the ownership is not evinced in the book again until 1669 when the ex libris of the Count of Hallennes (Allennes family of Tournai?) was added. Alexandre-Constantin-Joseph of Nassau's (1738-1814) armorial shield appears twice, engraved (front pastedown) and painted (front flyleaf i, v).

Text Note

Fols. 1r-6v: calendar; fols. 7r-22v: devotional sequence, added ca. 1500; fols. 23r-25r: Hours of the Cross; fols. 25v-27v: Hours of the Holy Spirit; fols. 28r-35v: Mass of the Virgin; fols. 36r-72v: Hours of the Virgin, for use of Rome; fols. 73r-78v: Advent Office of the Virgin; fols. 79r-86v: Seven Penitential Psalms; fols. 86v-93r: litany, petitions, invocations, and collects; fols. 93v-114v: Office of the Dead; fols. 115v-126v: devotional sequence; fols. 127r-128v: Prayer to Christ, added ca. 1500

Hand note

Written in textura

Decoration Note

Nineteen miniatures (fourteen original) varying in size from (9-17) lines by the Masters of the Gold Scrolls, Bruges, ca. 1440-50; additions attributed to Rouen, ca. 1500; decorated illuminated initials (2 and 5 lines) opposite miniatures found at text openings, at secondary text divisions, in calendar letters "K L" (2 lines); marginalia typically found at fore-edge: peacock, peahen, songbird; four notable marginalia fol. 25v: owl opposite songbird, fol. 36r: hybrid man wearing cape, fol. 59r: falcon pouncing on hare, fol. 93v: ape with book; heraldry found throughout, especially in added portions of text, heraldry in decorated illuminated initials: two each on fols. 8v and 9v; one each on fols. 8r and 9r; fols. 127v and 128r: heraldry; full-page heraldry: front flyleaf i; borders at text openings paired with miniatures: acanthus often orange/blue and green/grey-blue detailed in gold, sometimes candelabra designs found at fore-edge, symmetrical designs centralized at base; often floral sprigs, gold disks and leaves, marginalia; marginalia in calendar and text left on every page: acanthus in orange and blue or lilac-rose and green, some floral designs, fore-edge on versos filled with airy gold foliate tendril-rinceau with blossoms and berries, spine-edge rectos not typically embellished; rubrics in red, text in dark brown ink

References

Contributors

artist: Masters of the Gold Scrolls

Principal cataloger: Randall, Lilian M.C.

Cataloger: Herbold, Rebekah

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbold, Rebekah

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Wiegand, Kimber

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour, and W.J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1935; p. 801, no. 284.


De Ricci, Seymour, and W.J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 2. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1937; p. 2291.


Dogaer, Georges. Flemish Miniature Painting in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Amsterdam: B.M. Isaël, 1987; p. 31.


Farquhar, James Douglas. "Manuscript Production and Evidence for Localizing and Dating Fifteenth-Century Books of Hours: Walters Ms. 239." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 45 (1987): pp. 49, 56, fig. 35.


Sinclair, Keith Val. Prières en ancien Français. Additions et corrections aux articles 1-2374 du Répertoire de Sonet: Supplément. Townsville, Qld., 1987; nos. 1148, 1152, 1153.


Randall, Lilian M. C. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Vol. 3. Belgium, 1250-1530. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Walters Art Gallery, 1989; pp. 1169-175 (ref. under cat. no. 237, W.282).


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

1bookmarkr

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Book of Hours
Christian
Flemish
Grotesques
Heraldry
Historiated initial
Miniature
Flanders
15th century
Devotion
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