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Detailed record for Sloane 2916

Title Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Origin Netherlands, S. (Tournai?)
Date c. 1500(?)
Language Latin, with Picard French rubrics
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 9 full-page miniatures, accompanied by large decorated initials on the facing page, and full trompe l'oeil borders, in colours and gold, for major text divisions (ff. 14v [facing page missing], 20v, 45v,49v, 53v, 57v, 61v, 67v, 83v); 4 miniatures missing at the beginning of the Hours of the Trinity, at Matins and Lauds in the Hours of the Virgin, and at the beginning of the Office of the Dead (after ff. 13, 25, 37, 97). 29 small miniatures with partial trompe l'oeil borders, in colours and gold, for minor text divisions (ff. 110, 116v (x2), 117, 117v, 118, 118v, 119, 119v, 120v, 121, 121v, 122, 122v, 123, 124 (x2), 124, 125, 125v (x2), 126, 126v, 127, 127v, 128, 133v, 135, 137v). Smaller initials in gold on red and blue grounds. Small initials in gold with blue pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing. Line-fillers decorated in gold and blue.
Dimensions in mm 170 x 120 (115 x 80)
Official foliation ff. 143 (+ 3 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 1 original and 3 paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Red leather; gilt edges.
Provenance Unidentified owner: his arms throughout (ff. 14v, 20v, 21, 25, 45v, 62), one accompanied by merchants's marks (f. 20v).
Erased additions in the Calendar (f. 7).
Added in the Calendar, 16th-century(?) 'Saint Carles ' (f. 8).
Erased inscriptions (ff. 20, 97).
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Select bibliography Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts: Sloane 2907-3104 (London: British Museum unpublished manuscript of unedited descriptions, no date), no. 2916 [available in The British Library Manuscripts Reading Room].


Images
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Crucifixion

ff. 20v-21
Crucifixion
Detail

f. 20v
Detail
Nativity

ff. 45v-46
Nativity
 
Detail

f. 45v
Detail

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