Title Book of Hours, with the Hours of the Virgin, the Short Hours of the Holy Cross, Prayers and Suffrages (ff. 8-179v), imperfect
Origin Netherlands, N. (Utrecht or Guelders)
Date c. 1420
Artists The Master of the Morgan Infancy Cycle
Date c 1410-1420
Title Book of Hours
Content Book of Hours, Dutch.
Ownership Probably written and illuminated c. 1410-1420 at Utrecht or Delft (see Marrow, The Golden Age of Manuscript Painting (1990), p. 57). In the absence of calendar or litany, the only internal evidence for the localisation of the manuscript is that the Hours of the Virgin are the same as in a printed Book of Hours, dated 1490, in Dutch, said to be of Utrecht use (Printed Books, IA.48220).The dating of the manuscript to c. 1410-1420 is based on dates suggested for other works from the atelier of the Master of the Morgan Infancy Cycle (see Panofsky, Early Netherlandish Painting (1953), I: pp. 104-6; Brown, Meredith-Owens and Turner, 'Manuscripts from the Dyson Perrins Collection' (1961), p. 35; Turner, Illuminated Manuscripts (1967), p. 43; Marrow, The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting (1990), pp. 57-58, 63).Possibly made for the woman represented as kneeling in prayer (with blank speech scroll) before the Virgin and Child in the miniature on f. 155v. A prayer on f. 162r (added at a later stage by Hand 3) opens 'O mijn gemiude suster' ('O my beloved sister') and includes on ff. 164r-164v the words 'soe moecht ghi een ghewarich dienster Christi worden' ('may you become a true servant of Christ'), which indicates that the manuscript may have been made for, or adapted for, a Sister of the Common Life (see Marrow, The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting (1990), pp. 9, 63-64).f. iv recto: note in pen 'DAW' (with 'SON?' added in pencil) and '9 - 0'.Charles William Dyson Perrins (b. 1864, d. 1958), book collector: printed book-labels attached to the pastedown on the upper inside cover, one of them numbered '108' (the manuscript's number within Dyson Perrins' collection); small printed label attached to the pastedown on the lower inside cover, numbered '121' (the manuscript's old number). Purchased from J. and J. Leighton in 1909Acquired by the British Museum in 1958; £750 raised by the Friends of the National Libraries for the purchase of this manuscript by private treaty.
Manuscript - BL Additional 50005 Book of Hours
From Netherlands (exact location unknown)
Holding Institution - British Library
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