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Gallery Guide: Books of Hours

       

Book of Hours for Rouen Use. France, Rouen, c. 1470
The Workshop of the Master of the Échevinage de Rouen (The Library Company of Philadelphia, MS 5)
The Visitation, fol. 39v
The Annunciation, fol. 28

    annunciation
Book of Hours for Rome Use (Collins Hours). Belgium, possibly Bruges, c. 1445-50 ( Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband. 1945-65- 4)
The Nativity, fols. 73v-74
Chanting the Office of the Dead, fol. 128v

  nativity   office of the dead

Book of Hours for Paris Use. France, probably Brittany, c. 1425, Willem Vrelant, active 1449 to 1481 (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 5)
Annunciation to the Shepherds, fol. 76
Flight into Egypt, fol. 46

  shepherds   flight into egypt
Book of Hours for Sarum Use (Mostyn Hours). England, probably London, c. 1470, probably Illustrator B of Fitzwilliam Museum 56 ( Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband. 1945-65- 6)
Christ Carrying the Cross, fol. 68v
Last Judgment, fol. 117v


  christ carrying the cross   last judgment

Book of Hours for Rome Use (Victorines-d'Auxy Hours).
France, Bourges, c. 1475-80, Jean Colombe and His Workshop, active 1463 to c. 1493 (Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband. 1945-65- 15)
Crucifixion, p. 149
A Funeral with Marginal Scenes of Christ's Miracles, p. 193

  crucifixion   funeral

Book of Hours. Northern Netherlands, county of Holland, miniatures probably from Leiden, text c. 14751500, miniatures c. 1520, The Masters of the Suffrages ( The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 130)
Christ Bids Farewell to His Mother, fol. 63
Flagellation, fol. 48

  farewll to mother   flaggelation
Book of Hours for Rome Use. Belgium, Bruges, 1430s,
a Member of the Gold Scrolls Group, active c. 1415 to 1455 (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 99)
Pentecost, fol. 12v
The Virgin Mary and the Christ Child in a Garden, fol. 16v


  pentecost   virgin and child
Book of Hours for Rennes Use
France, Paris, c. 1405
The Luçon Master, active 1401 to 1417
The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 4
Transfiguration, fol. 120v
Calendar Page for September, fol. 9


  transfiguration   september
Book of Hours for Utrecht Use. The Netherlands, c. 1500
(The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Krauth Memorial Library, 3478)
The Throne-of-Grace Trinity, fol. 14v
Initial H Decorated with Penwork, fol. 133


  throne of grace   initial h
Book of Hours for Dominican Use. Italy, Siena, c. 1470
Liberale da Verona, 14451527/29 (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 118)
King David in Penance, fol. 132v
Death Standing in a Landscape, fol. 95v


  david in penance   death in a landscape
Book of Hours for Bourges Use. France, probably Bourges, c. 1500 (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 86)
Bathsheba at Her Bath, with Uriah Sent to His Death, fol. 96
Annunciation, fols. 39v-40

  bathsheba   anunciation
Book of Hours for Paris Use. France, Paris, c. 1415-20
The Master of the Mazarin Hours, active c. 1408 to 1420
(The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 6)
Virgin and Child Entertained by Angels, fol. 20v
Angels Holding Cross, fol. 215


  virgin and child   angels holding cross
Book of Hours for Sarum Use. Belgium, Bruges, 146070
(The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Widener 3)
The Martyrdom of Saint Thomas à Becket, fol. 19v
Saint George and the Dragon, fol. 21v

Binding and Clasps

  st. thomas   st. george



  clasp    
Book of Hours for Rome Use. Belgium, Bruges, late 15th century, The Master of Edward IV, active 1470s to c. 1500
(The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 108)
The Three Living and Three Dead, fol. 109v
Annunciation, fol. 34v


  three living and three dead   anunciation
Book of Hours for Rome Use. France, Paris, early 16th century (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 113)
Dance of Death: The Pope, fol. 40v
Allegory of Death, fol. 40


  dance of death, the pope   allegory of death
Book of Hours for Thérouanne Use. Northern France, diocese of Thérouanne, c. 15001525 (The Library Company of Philadelphia, MS 24)
Lazarus and Dives, fol. 100v
The Donor Adoring the Trinity, fol. 128v


  lazarus and dives   donor among the trinity
Book of Hours for Rome Use. France, Provence, probably Carpentras, c. 1450 (Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband. 1945-65- 8)
Monks Chanting the Office of the Dead, fol. 77
Annunciation, fol. 13


  office of the dead   anunciation
Book of Hours for Paris Use. France, Paris, early 16th century (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 97)
Burial, with Souls Released from Purgatory, fol. 80
The Death of the Virgin, fol. 52v


  burial   deatho f the virgin
Book of Hours for Sarum Use (Streeter-Piccard Hours). Flanders, Bruges, c. 1440, Nicholas Brouwer, active 1420 to 1450 (Bryn Mawr College Library, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, MS 27)
Souls Being Borne to Heaven, fol. 77v
Saint John the Baptist, fol. 11v


  souls born to heaven   john the baptist
Nuns' Prayer Book. Germany, Cologne, c. 1450 (University of Pennsylvania, The Walter H. and Lenore Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Philadelphia, MS Codex 141)
Historiated Initial D with the Ecstasy of Mary Magdalene

  magdalene    
Prayer Book. France, Saint Amand, 1538 (The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 176)
Two Angels Holding a Monstrance, fol. 26v
The Virgin and Child Standing on a Crescent Moon, fol. 112v


  angels with monstrance   virgin and child on crescent moon
See also: leaf from the Henry VII Hours in the Learning Center Slide Show        

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