Book of Hours, Sarum use

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Book of Hours, Sarum use

Item Info

Item No: mcaw030000
Additional Title: Book of Hours, Sarum use
NickName: John Browne Hours
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front binding
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1460-1470.
Notes: This manuscript was made for the wealthy English merchant John Browne and his wife Agnes. Remarkable good fortune has led to the survival of the original binding. This excellent example of a fifteenth-century binding was done by Anthony de Gavere, a member of a prominent family of Flemish bookbinders active from 1459 to 1505. His name is recorded in the inscriptions stamped into the borders of the four decorative panels on the front and back covers. The two clasps that contain miniatures depicting the Virgin and Child with an angel (upper) and St. Veronica holding the Sudarium (lower) are inscribed on the reverse with the names of John and Agnes to further personalize the manuscript for its owners.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1540379
Country: Country:Belgium

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1475
Image Dimensions Width: 238 mm
ShelfMark: Widener 3
Creator Name: Anthony de Gavere - Artist


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