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Book of Hours (use of Utrecht)

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Delft, Masters of the Delft Grisailles (illuminator); c. 1440-1460. Added section (ff. 144-174): Delft; c. 1480-1500. Added grisaille (f. 93): Southern Netherlands; c. 1450-1475


Vellum, ff. 180 (VI+143+31), 115x85 (80x54) mm, 17 lines, littera hybrida, Binding: 18th-century brown leather; gilt


17 full-page grisaille-miniatures (85/70x55/45 mm); decorated initiales with border decoration in Delft style (`coloured'; ff. 1r, 15r, 23r, 31v, 35r, etc.)
Added section: 1 full-page miniature (66x38 mm) with border decoration; decorated initials with border decoration in Delft style (`late coloured'; ff. 144r, 146r, 150r, 152r, 153r, etc.)
Added: 1 grisaille-miniature (f. 93v)


Families Van Matenes, Duivenvoorde and Foreest (c. 1480-1590). Purchased in 1809 as no. 131 of the collection of Jacob Visser (1724-1804) of The Hague


Utrecht calendar. Office of the Dead: Utrecht maiores and minores (with 9th: Libera me morte). Traces of pilgrim badges on ff. V, VI, 13


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