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Abstract

This Dutch book of hours was made for a female patron, possibly pictured on fol. 109r, in the mid-fifteenth century. Originally richly illuminated by the workshop of the Master of Catherine of Cleves, the manuscript now lacks all of its full-page miniatures, although the eight surviving historiated initials speak to its original grandeur. Its rebinding in the seventeenth century resulted in the loss of several folios and the reordering of many of the texts. While the catalog description here remains faithful to the order of the texts as they appear today, an attempt has been made within the individual parts to reconstruct the original layout of the manuscript.

Hand note

Ownership notes on fol. 240v added in the seventeenth century

Contributors

artist: Master of Catherine of Cleves workshop

Principal cataloger: Marrow, James

Principal cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Cataloger: Dutschke, Consuelo

Cataloger: Herbert, Lynley

Cataloger: Valle, Chiara

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Boot, Christine

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Pizzinato, Riccardo

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Nederlandse Primitieven uit Nederlands Particulier Bezit. Laren: Singer Museum, 1961, p. 28, cat. no. 128, fig. 48.


Boon, K.G. "Nieuwe gegevens over de Meester van Katharina van Kleef en zijn atelier," Bulletin van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Oudheidkundige Bond, 6th series, 17, 1964, cols. 241-254.


Randall, Lilian. "Pea-Pods and Molluscs from the Master of Catherine of Cleves Workshop." Apollo 100 (1974): pp. 372-379.


Baumeister, A. "Die Borduren des Stundenbuches der Katharina van Lochorst." Westfalen 54 (1976): pp. 23-44.


Calkins, R.G. "Parallels between Incunabula and Manuscripts from the Circle of the Master of Catherine of Cleves." Oud Holland 92 (1978): pp. 137-160.


Scillia, D.G. "A Late Work from the Circle of the Master of Catherine of Cleves: The 'Seven Days of Creation' from the Bible of Henri de Cherauz (Brussels, B.R. Ms. 9158-67)." Oud Holland 92 (1978): p. 4.


Wieck, Roger S. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, 1988, pp. 100-101, fig. 69 (fol. 113r), p. 221, cat. no. 110


Booton, Diane. "Manuscript Sleuthing: Discoveries of a Curator." The Walters Monthly Bulletin 48, no. 2 (1995): p. 4.


Korteweg, Anne S. "Der Meister der Katharina von Kleve: Einzelgenie oder Arbeitsgemeinschaft?" In Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve: MS M.917 und MS M.945 The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. G├╝tersloh: Faksimile Verlag, 2009, pp. 251-286.


Priem, Rob, et al. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves: Devotion, Demons and Daily Life in the Fifteenth Century. New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, p. 46 (fol. 192r), pp. 196-197, cat. no. 28 (fol. 113r)


Bagnoli, Martina. The Medieval World. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, 2011, pp. 117 (fol. 113r), 193.


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.

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

Origin Place

Northern Netherlands

Date

Middle of the 15th century CE

Form

book

Binding

Non-original Binding

Binding Description

Seventeenth-century Dutch brown calf with gilt over pasteboard; marbled pastedowns

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Dutch; Flemish.

Provenance

Made for unidentified fifteenth-century patron

Member of the Sashers family

Van der Feer Lader, no. 83

Ph. J. van Alfen, Doorn, Netherlands

Sale, Sotheby's, December 6, 1971, lot 54

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum purchase, 1971

← search Van Alphen Hours W.782

Origin Place

Northern Netherlands

Date

Middle of the 15th century CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Dutch; Flemish.

Provenance

Made for unidentified fifteenth-century patron

Member of the Sashers family

Van der Feer Lader, no. 83

Ph. J. van Alfen, Doorn, Netherlands

Sale, Sotheby's, December 6, 1971, lot 54

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum purchase, 1971

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This Dutch book of hours was made for a female patron, possibly pictured on fol. 109r, in the mid-fifteenth century. Originally richly illuminated by the workshop of the Master of Catherine of Cleves, the manuscript now lacks all of its full-page miniatures, although the eight surviving historiated initials speak to its original grandeur. Its rebinding in the seventeenth century resulted in the loss of several folios and the reordering of many of the texts. While the catalog description here remains faithful to the order of the texts as they appear today, an attempt has been made within the individual parts to reconstruct the original layout of the manuscript.

Hand note

Ownership notes on fol. 240v added in the seventeenth century

References

Contributors

artist: Master of Catherine of Cleves workshop

Principal cataloger: Marrow, James

Principal cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934

Cataloger: Dutschke, Consuelo

Cataloger: Herbert, Lynley

Cataloger: Valle, Chiara

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Noel, William

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Boot, Christine

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Pizzinato, Riccardo

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Nederlandse Primitieven uit Nederlands Particulier Bezit. Laren: Singer Museum, 1961, p. 28, cat. no. 128, fig. 48.


Boon, K.G. "Nieuwe gegevens over de Meester van Katharina van Kleef en zijn atelier," Bulletin van de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Oudheidkundige Bond, 6th series, 17, 1964, cols. 241-254.


Randall, Lilian. "Pea-Pods and Molluscs from the Master of Catherine of Cleves Workshop." Apollo 100 (1974): pp. 372-379.


Baumeister, A. "Die Borduren des Stundenbuches der Katharina van Lochorst." Westfalen 54 (1976): pp. 23-44.


Calkins, R.G. "Parallels between Incunabula and Manuscripts from the Circle of the Master of Catherine of Cleves." Oud Holland 92 (1978): pp. 137-160.


Scillia, D.G. "A Late Work from the Circle of the Master of Catherine of Cleves: The 'Seven Days of Creation' from the Bible of Henri de Cherauz (Brussels, B.R. Ms. 9158-67)." Oud Holland 92 (1978): p. 4.


Wieck, Roger S. Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life. New York: George Braziller, 1988, pp. 100-101, fig. 69 (fol. 113r), p. 221, cat. no. 110


Booton, Diane. "Manuscript Sleuthing: Discoveries of a Curator." The Walters Monthly Bulletin 48, no. 2 (1995): p. 4.


Korteweg, Anne S. "Der Meister der Katharina von Kleve: Einzelgenie oder Arbeitsgemeinschaft?" In Das Stundenbuch der Katharina von Kleve: MS M.917 und MS M.945 The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. G├╝tersloh: Faksimile Verlag, 2009, pp. 251-286.


Priem, Rob, et al. The Hours of Catherine of Cleves: Devotion, Demons and Daily Life in the Fifteenth Century. New York: The Morgan Library & Museum, 2009, p. 46 (fol. 192r), pp. 196-197, cat. no. 28 (fol. 113r)


Bagnoli, Martina. The Medieval World. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum, 2011, pp. 117 (fol. 113r), 193.


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
Book of Hours
Historiated initial
Textura
Netherlands
15th century
Devotion
Binding
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