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421702
  • Title
    Book of Hours, Bourges, ca. 1480
  • Creator
  • Call number
    Safe 1/7c
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    ca. 1480
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    421702
  • Physical Description
    0.3 metres of textual material (1 volume) - manuscript, ink, gold and pigment on vellum
    Drawings
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    This book of hours was produced in the workshop of Jean Colombe of Bourges.
  • Scope and Content
    Text: Latin, with calendar in French. Includes calendar; gospel sequences; O intemerata; Hours of the Virgin; seasonal variations; Hours of the Cross; Hours of the Holy Ghost; penitential psalms; litany; Vigils of the Dead; commemorations of saints; Stabat Mater.
    Decoration: Includes historiated and other initials; decorative borders; 12 small double miniatures with the calendar showing the appropriate labours for each month with signs of the zodiac and 26 large miniatures. The subjects of the small miniatures are: January - feasting; February - digging; March - pruning vines; April - going on pilgrimage; May - lovers courting; June - scything; July - reaping; August - sowing; September - gathering acorns; October - treading grapes; November - stoking a fire; December - killing a pig. The large miniatures depict St John on Patmos, St Luke, St Matthew, St Mark, Virgin and Child with attendant angels, Virgin and Child with attendant angels, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Betrayal of Christ, Christ before Caiaphas, Crowning with thorns, Carrying the Cross, Pentecost, David and Goliath, St Sebastian, St John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist, St Catherine, St Lawrence, St Barbara, Pieta - Stabat Mater.
  • Source
    Acquired at the sale of J.T. Hackett's art collection in 1918 This item has been preserved, and select pages have been digitised as part of the Nelson Meers Foundation Benefaction, 2002.
  • Access Conditions
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  • General note

    See: Manion, Margaret and Vines, Vera. Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts in Australian Collections, 1984
    'A "Horae" of XV. Century and Mystery Plays' by D.J. Finn, a reprint of his article in 'Our Alma Mater', 1926, which examines this manuscript, is located at Safe 1/7i. Notes by D.J. Finn, 1921, about this manuscript and several of the Library's illuminated manuscripts are located at Safe 1/7h. Notes by J.T. Hackett, 1918, are located at Safe 1/7j.
    Digital order no:Album ID : 846362
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