Book of Hours, use of Rome

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Book of Hours, use of Rome

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Item No: mca1090940
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Rome
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: ff. 94v-95r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Musicians playing in a field as Death looks on
Notes: This opening begins the Office of the Dead. The miniature, however, is not part of the original manuscript but was added in the nineteenth century by the English miniaturist Caleb William Wing, who is known to have produced a number of facsimile illuminations that may or may not have been intentionally passed off as genuine medieval painting. The Gothic Revival of the nineteenth century brought about a renewed interest in the art of illumination, providing a profitable market for miniaturists such as Caleb Wing.

The original manuscript was made at the Abbey of St. Amand in 1537 for Fran├žois Duquesne, a French nobleman. His coat of arms appears on the last folio of the manuscript. The acorns seen in the border decoration are the emblems of the Duquesne family.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1538092
Country: Country:England

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1860
Image Dimensions Width: 146 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 109
Creator Name: Wing, Caleb William - Artist