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Detailed record for Additional 50004

Title Hours, use of Rome (imperfect)
Origin Spain, Central (?Toledo)
Date 4th quarter of the 15th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists Juan de Carrión
Decoration 10 full-page miniatures with full figurative borders in colours with gold (ff. 16v, 27v, 32v, 37v, 41v, 45v, 53v, 64v, 70v, 86v). 14 illuminated initials with human figures and/or flowers and full illuminated borders in colours with gold, one in grisaille with gold (f. 87). Partial borders in colours with gold. Numerous initials in rose and blue with gold.
Dimensions in mm 270 x 180 (130 x 110)
Official foliation ff. 88 (+ 4 unfoliated parchment flyleaves at the beginning and 3 at the end).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Brown morocco binding by Katharine Adams.
Provenance 'Amise', perhaps the name of the original owner: inscribed on a scroll in the border together with a portrait of a woman in profile in a medallion on the same page (f. 71); a similar portrait of a man, perhaps her husband is on f. 70v.
Fray Chioval d'Estrada, Dominican (fl. 1584), he examined the book for the inquisition in Llerena, Estremadura: his certificate of orthodoxy in Spanish, 9 July 1584.
Jacques Rosenthal, bookseller of Munich: his Catalogue 27: Die Buchillustration Im Mittelalter Und Der Neuzeit Bis Zum 16. Jahrhundert (Munich: Verlag von Jacques Rosenthal, 1901), no 32.
Charles Fairfax Murray (b. 1849, d. 1919), artist and art connoisseur, sold by him to Charles Dyson Perrins in 1906.
Charles William Dyson Perrins (b. 1864, d. 1958), book and porcelain collector and benefactor, in his library; his bookplate and his number, 114 on the inside upper binding; included in a group of 8 illuminated manuscripts offered by the trustees of the Dyson Perrins estate to the British Museum at below market value; purchased with the help of the Friends of the National Libraries, the National Art-Collections Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and the National Treasury in 1958.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
For attribution to Carrión, see Avril Péninsule ibérique (1982), p. 134.
The calendar and litany are missing; there are memoriae to Christopher, Bernardino of Siena, Anthony of Padua, Francis on ff. 65-69 and to Eustace on ff. 87-88.
Formerly part of the same manuscript as Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett 78 A 26, formerly 78 B 27 (see P. Wescher, 'An Illuminated MS. by Juan de Carrión in Berlin', The Burlington Magazine, 55 (1929), p. 231 and P. Wescher,Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Miniaturen – Handschriften und Einzelblätter – des Kupferstichkabinetts der Staatlichen Museen Berlin (Leipzig, 1931), pp. 163-65, pl. 164-65).
Select bibliography S. C. Cockerell, Burlington Fine Arts Club. Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts (1908), no. 227.

George G. Warner, Descriptive Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of C.W. Dyson Perrins, 2 vols (Oxford, 1920), no. 114, I, pp. 273-76, II, pl. 99-101.

Dominguez Bordona, 'Las miniaturas de Juan de Carrión', Archivo Espanol de Arte y Arqueologia, 6 (1930), 17-20 (p. 20).

T. J. Brown, G. M. Meredith-Owens, D. H. Turner, 'Manuscripts from the Dyson Perrins collection', British Museum Quarterly, 23.2 (1960-61), 27-38 (34-35).

D. H. Turner, Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, British Museum, Series V, 1965, no. XLI.

François Avril and others, Manuscrits enluminés de la péninsule ibérique (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1982), nos 151, 152, pp. 133-36, esp. p. 134, pls. lxxxii-lxxxvii, pl. P, pl. Q,

The British Library Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts 1956-1965, I: Descriptions (London: British Library, 2000), pp. 199-202.

Fernando Villaseñor Sebastián, 'Préstamos y influencias en la miniatura hispanoflamenca' in El arte foráneo en España: presencia e influencia, ed. by Miguel Cabañas Bravo (Madrid: Instituto de Historia, 2005) pp. 227-36 (p. 229).

Lynette M. F. Bosch, Art, liturgy, and legend in renaissance Toledo : the Mendoza and the Iglesia primada (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2010), pp. 101, 124, 156, 242-43.

Cynthia Robinson, Imagining the Passion in a Multiconfessional Castile: The Virgin, Christ, Devotions, and Images in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013), p. 349.


Images
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Historiated initial

f. 1
Historiated initial
Partial border

f. 11
Partial border
The Visitation

f. 16v
The Visitation
 
Full border

f. 17
Full border
The Nativity

ff. 27v-28
The Nativity
Annunciation ot the Shepherds

f. 32v
Annunciation ot the Shepherds
 
The Circumcision

f. 41v
The Circumcision
Massacre of the Innocents

f. 45v
Massacre of the Innocents
Partial border

f. 55v
Partial border
 
St Christopher

f. 64v
St Christopher
Anthony

f. 67
Anthony
The Pietà

f. 70v
The Pietà
 
Partial border

f. 79v
Partial border
Partial border

f. 83v
Partial border
Eustace

f. 86v
Eustace
 
Peacock

f. 87
Peacock

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