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Detailed record for Arundel 318

Title Book of Hours, Use of Sarum
Origin Netherlands, S. (Bruges)
Date c. 1490
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists By a Flemish artist working for the English market
Decoration 21 miniatures, always on verso of mostly inserted single leaves, accompanied by large decorated initials on the opposite page, both with full borders, in colours and gold (ff. 7v, 15v, 18v, 19v, 22v, 24v, 26v, 28v, 30v, 32v, 34v, 41v, 53v, 57v, 60v, 63v, 66v, 90v, 104v, 123v, 140v); 4 miniatures missing before ff. 14, 21, 64, 135. 20 small miniatures (ff. 48, 48v, 49, 49v (x 2), 50, 50v, 70v, 74v, 76v, 79v, 82 (x 2), 82v (x 2), 83, 83v (x 2), 84 (x 2); 1 excised on f. 135. 1 large initial (4 lines) in gold on a blue and red ground, with foliate extensions into the margin (f. 85v). Small initials (2 lines) in gold on blue and red grounds, with foliate extensions into the margins. Small initials in gold with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. 2 text leaves with the text for None in the Hours of the Virgin missing after f. 63.
Dimensions in mm 195 x 125 (130 x 80)
Official foliation ff. 153 (+ 1 unfoliated modern paper flyleaf at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Speckled calf; rebacked.
Provenance Anne Percy (b. 1485 or before 1485, d. 1552), second wife of William Fitzalan (b. c.1476, d. 1544), 11th earl of Arundel, magnate: owned after 1530: prayer, headed by the name of her grandmother Eleanor Percy 'Oratio Alionore Percie ducissa Buckhammie(?), followed by the name 'Anne Arundell' (ff. 152-152v), and inscribed 'Anne Mautreuers [Maltravers] ys the tru possessor of thys boke' (f. 153v); by descent to Thomas.
Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
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. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Includes a calender (ff. 1-6v); a prayer to Jesus Christ (ff. 7-13v); suffrages to the Trinity, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Thomas, George, Christopher, Anne, Catherine, Barbara, Mary Magdalene, and Margaret (ff. 14-33v); the Hours of the Virgin (use of England), incorporating suffrages at Lauds (ff. 35-69v), and with the Hours of the Cross intermixed; Prayers to the Virgin (ff. 69v-78v); the Seven Joys of the Virgin (ff. 79-81v); Prayers to the Image of Christ, Cross, and Wounds of Christ (ff. 82-84v); Prayer to John the Evangelist (ff. 84v-85); Bede's prayer in the Seven Last Words (ff. 85-88); the Penitential Psalms, the Gradual Psalms and the Litany (ff. 90-103v); the Office of the Dead (ff. 105-123); the Commendation of Souls (ff. 124-134v); the Psalms of the Passion of Christ (ff. 135-140); and Jerome's Psalter (ff. 141-151).
Some feminine endings have been added above masculine ones (e.g. f. 86).
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, pp. 92-93.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 16.

N. Rogers, 'The Particular Judgement: Two Earlier Examples of a Motif in Jan Mostaert's Lost Self-Portrait', Oud Holland (1983), pp. 126-27.

C. M. Kauffmann, Biblical Imagery in Medieval England 700-1500 (London: Harvey Miller, 2003), p. 312 n. 74.

Janet Backhouse, Illumination from Books of Hours (London: British Library, 2004), col. pl. 46.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Catherine

f. 26v
Catherine
Detail: Catherine

f. 26v
Detail: Catherine
Christ

f. 82v
Christ
 
Abraham

f. 123v
Abraham

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