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The Hague, KB, 74 G 22

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Book of Hours (use of Rome)

Place of origin, date:

Paris, follower of Jean Pichore (illuminator); c. 1500. Added leaves: c. 1580-1600


Vellum, ff. 210, 111x71 (65x40) mm, 18 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 16th-century red leather; gilt (c. 1580)


14 large miniatures (63/57x44/37 mm); 28 miniatures (35/30x31/25 mm); decorated initials throughout
Added (ff. 1v, 206r): 2 full-page miniatures (unframed; coats of arms)


made for an owner whose emblem (an initial `I' or two ## embracing entwined `I's with a little animal, possibly a genet, chained to them) is very similar of that of Jeanne de France (d. 1482), wife of Jean II, duke of Bourbon and Auvergne (French: genette, pun on thename Jeanette). Purchased in 1913 at a sale at W.P. van Stockum, The Hague (cat. 17-19 Dec., p. 75 no. 1001)


general calendar: feasts in red include St. Denis (9 October). Coats of arms in the lower margins of ff. 14r, 21r, 43r, 76v, 148r overpainted during the production of the book


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