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Detailed record for Sloane 2418

Title Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1500-1520
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Jean Pichore, his workshop, and Jean Coene IV.
Decoration 14 full-page miniatures in architectural frames, accompanied by large decorated initials, in colours and gold (ff. 13, 25, 33, 42, 43v, 45, 50v, 56, 61, 66, 74, 81, 97, 129). 23 small miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 14v, 15v, 16v, 17, 19v, 21v, 22v, 129v, 130, 130v, 131, 132, 132v, 133v (x2), 134, 135, 135v, 136, 136v (x2), 137, 137v). Smaller and small initials and line-fillers in gold on red or blue grounds.
Jean Pichore (ff. 13, 19v, 25, 42, 43v, 45, 81, 130, 130v), his workshop (ff. 14v, 15v, 16v, 17, 21v, 22v, 33, 50v, 56, 61, 66, 74, 97, 131), and Jean Coene IV (ff. 129, 129v, 132, 132v, 133v (x2), 134, 135, 135v, 136, 136v (x2), 137, 137v).
Dimensions in mm 220 x 150 (155 x 95)
Official foliation ff. 139 (+ 1 paper and 2 original flyleaves at the beginning, and 2 original and 1 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Pre-1600. Gold-tooled brown leather with the stamp of 'Carolus Lotharingia Episcopus Metensis'; rebacked.
Provenance Inscribed 'Ex libris Paufrensis(?)' (f. 1).
Sir Hans Sloane (b. 1660, d. 1753), baronet, physician and collector.
Purchased as part of the Sloane collection from Sloane's executors and incorporated into the newly founded British Museum in 1753.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 2268-2496 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 2418 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].

Janet Backhouse, Illumination from Book of Hours (London: British Library, 2004), fig. 2.


Images
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Washing the feet

f. 18
Washing the feet
Nativity

f. 45
Nativity
Nativity detail

f. 45
Nativity detail
 
Annunciation to the Shepherds

f. 50v
Annunciation to the Shepherds
Adoration of the Magi

f. 56
Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi detail

f. 56
Adoration of the Magi detail
 
Trinity

f. 129
Trinity
Trinity detail

f. 129
Trinity detail

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