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Hours, use of Paris

Hours, use of Paris

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Date: between 1450 and 1475
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Manuscript on parchment. The Calendar is copied by a scribe writing Northern Gothica Textualis Formata, Variant III in the Oeser system; the text is by another scribe, writing Variant IV in the Oeser system, in two sizes.
Sold (?) 1927 by Count Max Mielzynski to Frank Altschul, New York. Given by Margaret A. Lang in memory of Frank Altschul, 1986 (?).
Headings in red. Heightening of the majuscules in yellow. Rectangular line-fillers in blue and red with white pernwork and some gold. 1-line dentelle initials with a blue and red background. 2-line foliate initials alternately in blue and red. These are accompanied by a rectangular unframed outer-margin acanthus border. Arch-topped miniatures above three lines of text, with 3-line foliate initial and full acanthus border, framed in red and often containing grotesques. The illumination is influenced by the style of Jean Fouquet (d. 1480) and the manuscript belongs to a group that has been called the Fouquet Workshop Books of Hours.
Binding: ca. 1600 brown morocco over pasteboard, covers and spine elaborately gold-tooled. Gilt edges.
Hours, Use of Paris. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
De Ricci, Census, p. 1651, no. 2. Stephen C. Clancy, Books of Hours in the Fouquet Style: The Relationships of Jean Fouquet and the Hours of Etienne Chevalier to French Manuscript Illumination of the Fifteenth Century (dissert. Cornell University, 1988). id., A New 'Fouquet Workshop' Book of Hours at the Beinecke Library, Manuscripta, 35 (1991), pp. 206-228, pls.
Blanks not digitized. ff. 162r-163v lined in red but otherwise blank.
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ff. ii + ii + ii (ff. v-vi) + 163 + ii + ii : parchment ; 180 x 125 mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
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Object ID: 9998936
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