Item No: mca1290841
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Utrecht
Rare Book Department
The manuscript has been dated to ca. 1460.
This folio begins the Office of the Dead. The exquisite initial and border were illuminated by an artist working in a group identified today as the Masters of Margriet Uutenham, so named after a book of hours made for Margriet. This group was active in the eastern Netherlands around 1460. Their style is characterized by such features as can be seen here: large, almost monumental, initials filled in with white foliate motifs as well as a tendency to fill empty spaces with bold and intricate decorative designs predominantly executed in dark colors.
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Lewis E 129
Geert Groote (translator) - Author
Masters of Margriet Uutenham - Artist