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Detailed record for Stowe 19

Title Book of Hours, Use of Rome
Origin Netherlands, S. (Bruges)
Date c. 1490 - c. 1500
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists Attributed to the Master of the Van Hooff Prayer Book (see As-Vijvers 2002), identified with Cornelia van Wulfschkercke, a nun at the Bruges Carmelite convent Sion (for the identification, see Alain Arnould, De la production de miniatures de Cornelia van Wulfschkercke au couvent des carmélites de Sion à Bruges, Elementa Historia Ordinis Praedicatorum, 5 (Brussel: Vicariat Général des Dominicains, 1998).
Decoration 3 large miniatures accompanied by large foliate initials on the facing page, with full trompe l'oeil or historiated borders, in colours and gold, at the beginning of major text divisions (ff. 15v-16, 22v-23, 133v-134); 4 large miniatures missing before large foliate initials with full trompe l'oeil borders, in colours and gold (ff. 13, 28, 42, 113). 14 small miniatures accompanied by three-sided trompe l'oeil borders, in colours and gold, at the beginning of minor text divisons (ff. 59, 69v, 73v, 77v, 81v, 85, 92, 97, 107v, 108, 109, 110v, 111, 174v). Borders of the calendar decorated with birds, animals and flowers painted on plain vellum (ff. 1-12v). Large and small initials and line-fillers in gold on red grounds.
Dimensions in mm 130 x 90 (70 x 45)
Official foliation ff. 181 (+ 2 blank parchment leaves after f. 41; + 2 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and to at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Speckled and gilt leather, 18th century; gilt edges.
Provenance Charles de Vos, 16th century: inscribed 'Carolus de Vos. Nomen meum hic pono quod librum perdere nolo si perdere voluissem nomen meum hic non posuissem' (f. 181).
Thomas Astle, 1784: printed paper slip 'Ce livre se vend chez Deflinne Fils Marchand Libraire, Rue des Meaux à Tournay', added by hand 'Oct. 11th 1784' (inside upper cover), according to the British Museum catalogue by Thomas Astle.
Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1776, d. 1839), 1st duke of Buckingham and Chandos, of Stowe House, near Buckingham: inscribed with the press-mark 'Press 3 no. XI' (f. [i] verso), corresponding to his catalogue (O'Conor 1818-1819).
Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (b. 1797, d. 1861), 2nd duke of Buckingham and Chandos; sold in 1849 to Lord Ashburnham.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham, of Ashburnham Place, Sussex.
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1840, d. 1913), 5th earl of Ashburnham: purchased by the British Museum from him together with 1084 other Stowe manuscripts in 1883.
Notes Marginal pencil sketches of birds, flowers, and a woman, 18th century? (ff. 1, 5, 112v).
Select bibliography Charles O'Conor, Bibliotheca Ms. Stowensis: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Stowe Library, 2 vols (Buckingham: Seeley, 1818-1819), II, 9.

Catalogue of the Stowe Manuscripts in the British Museum, 2 vols (London: British Museum, 1895-1896), I, no. 19.

Anne Margreet W. As-Vijvers, Randversiering in Gents-Brugse Manuscripten: De Meester van de Dividscènes en andere Verluchters als Specialisten in Margedecoratie (2002), 1-9 (pp. 4, 6).


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f. 4


f. 7


f. 11
 
Crucifixion

ff. 15v-16
Crucifixion


f. 15v
Pentecost

ff. 22v-23
Pentecost
 


f. 77v


f. 110v

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