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The Hague, RMMW, 10 F 1

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Book of Hours (use of Rome)

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Bruges; c. 1490. Miniatures: Master of the Dresden Prayer Book; historiated initials: follower of Willem Vrelant (illuminators). Added miniature: #c. 1500#


Vellum, ff. 222, 134x94 (71x50) mm, 16 lines, littera cursiva (lettre bourguignonne), Binding: 18th-century violet velvet (colour lost)


5 full-page miniatures (86x51 mm) of the Master of the Dresden Prayer Book; 1 miniature (35x31 mm; mounted); 35 historiated initials (28/34x32/38 mm) of a follower of Willem Vrelant; decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 23r, 30r, 50r, 118r, 143r); penworkinitials with pen-flourishes (ff. 17r, 34r, 34v, 51v, 52v, etc.)


Made for person who used device "Sans envie". Purchased in or before february 1769 by G. Meerman from L.J. Gaignat of Paris (his sale at De Bure, Paris, lot 198). Purchased in 1824 by W.H.J. van Westreenen from Meerman (his sale, lot 549)


F. 29v: small miniature as well as fragments of painted marginal decoration glued in; one fragment identical to the other borders, the rest in Ghent-Bruges style. Folio missing after f. 116? Bruges calendar: feasts in red include: St. Amand (February 6), [Translationof] St. Eligius (June 25), St. Egidius (September 1), Sts. Remigius and Bavo (October 1), St. Denis (October 9), St. Donatian (October 14), St. Eligius (December 1), St. Nicasius (December 14)


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