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Detailed record for Arundel 316

Title Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Origin Netherlands, S. (Bruges or Ghent)
Date c. 1480
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Illuminated by three artists, the first one provided 3 large miniatures (ff. 15v, 24v, 52v) and probably all the small miniatures. The second one of the so-called Ghent Associates provided 1 large miniature (f. 31v). The third one provided also 1 large miniature (f. 101v).
Decoration 6 miniatures, on inserted single leaves, 1 with the beginning of the text and a decorated initial below the miniature (f. 15v), the others accompanied by large decorated initials on the opposite page, both with full trompe l'oeil borders, in colours and gold (ff. 24v, 31v, 52v, 101v); 2 miniatures are missing, before ff. 18 and 118. 16 historiated initials, accompanied by bars and sprays (ff. 42, 48, 48v, 49, 49v, 50, 50v, 51, 51v, 63, 74, 78, 82, 86, 90, 97). Large and small initials (4 and 2 lines) in gold on red and blue grounds, with sprays and flowers. Small initials (1 line) in gold with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Line-fillers decorated in red, blue and gold.
Dimensions in mm 130 x 85 (75 x 50)
Official foliation ff. 146 (+ 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Speckled leather.
Provenance Unidentified owner, last quarter of the 15th century: added prayer (ff. 145-146v).
H. Werve, 16th century: inscribed in Netherlandish 'Item dit boeck haert …(?) Jofurow hele…(?) van die werf die dit boeck vint die geffet haer veder om gerdsulle(?) sij sal hem een hoit panni(?) geven. H. Werve' (f. 1v).
Unidentified owner, 1548: inscribed '1548 Mierly espere Chappelle Bs. Prenez y garde. N. mo(n) bryson' (f. 2).
Joeffrou van Schoten, 1592: inscription in Netherlandish (f. 144).
Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician, 1632: inscribed 'Harlemi 1632 virtutis Laus Actio Arundel Surrey' (f. 3).
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 3v; the pencil inscription: ‘XIII.10.2’, inside upper cover).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Includes a calendar (ff. 3-14v); a prayer to the Holy Face (ff. 15v-17); the Hours of the Cross (ff. 18-23v); the Hours of the Holy Ghost (ff. 25-30); the Mass of the Virgin (ff. 32-37); the Gospel Lessons (ff. 37-41v); prayers to the Virgin (ff. 42-47v); suffrages to the Trinity, Michael, John the Baptist, Peter and Paul, Nicholas, Mary Magdalene, Catherine, and Barbara (ff. 48-51v); the Hours of the Virgin (ff. 53-100v); the Penitential Psalms and the Litany (ff. 102-117v); and the Office of the Dead (ff. 118-143v)
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 92.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


Images
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Virgin and Child

f. 31v
Virgin and Child
Detail: Virgin and Child

f. 31v
Detail: Virgin and Child
David

f. 101v
David
 
Detail: David

f. 101v
Detail: David

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