Item No: mcaw030000
Additional Title: Book of Hours, Sarum use
John Browne Hours
Rare Book Department
The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1460-1470.
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.
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Anthony de Gavere - Artist