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The Hague, KB, 76 F 12

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Book of Hours (use of Besançon)

Place of origin, date:

Besançon; c. 1450


Vellum, ff. 147, 200x144 (106x66) mm, 15 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century green leather; gilt


12 miniatures (100/95x65 mm); decorated initials with border decoration throughout


Joseph Désiré Lupus (d. 1822) of Brussels; purchased with his collection in 1819 by King William I of The Netherlands; kept from 1819-1822 at the Musée Lupus in the Palace of Charles de Lorraine at Brussels (no. A 32) and transferred in 1823 to the KB


Besançon calendar: feasts in gold include the Dedication of the Church of St. Jean de Besançon (5 May), Sts. Ferreolus and Ferrutius (16 June), Dedication of the Cathedral of St. Etienne of Besançon (3 October)


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