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Title:

Hours

Maker(s) &
Production:

, production, Italy, Lombardy

Collection:

Frank McClean

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

book of hours; type of text
use of Rome; liturgical use

Date:

circa 1450 circa 1475

Period:

fifteenth century, third quarter

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, ii parchment flyleaves + 170 fols. + ii parchment flyleaves (parts of a fifteenth-century will), 129 x 95 mm (89 x 54 mm), 16 long lines, ruled in brown ink, catchwords, leaves lost between fols. 62–63 and 109–110

BINDING: Eighteenth century, black tooled leather over earlier wooden boards, traces of two fastening devices on fore-edge, edges stained blue, repaired by Robert Proctor at the Fitzwilliam Museum in the 1990s

CONTENTS:
fols. 1r–12v Calendar
fols. 13r–85v Hours of the Virgin
fols. 86r–107r Penitential Psalms and Litany
fols. 107v–109v Antiphon Introibo ad altare dei, followed by Ps. 42, Iudica me Deus, and other prayers recited at the foot of the altar during the Mass of the Cathechumens (later addition)
fols. 110r–156v Office of the Dead
fols. 157r–168r Short Hours of the Cross
fols. 168r–170r Grace before and after meal (later addition)

ORNAMENTATION: Blue or pink initials [6–8 ll.] with white floral pattern on gold grounds, with floral infill and stylized foliate extensions forming two- or three-sided borders; alternate red and blue penwork initials [1–2 ll.] with violet or red pen-flourished infill and extensions; geometric and foliate penwork linefillers.

Technique(s):

illumination; whole
penwork

Material(s):

parchment; support
ink; medium
pigment; medium
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1904; McClean, Frank

Provenance:

Purchased by Frank McClean (1836-1904) in Rome (James 1912, 147); his bequest, 1904.

Associated
Person:

McClean, Frank; previous owner

Inscription:

secundo folio; fol. 14r; gracia plena dominus

Documentation:

James, Montague Rhodes, Dr. 1895. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 147-48

Morgan, Nigel. Panayotova, Stella. Reynolds, Suzanne. 2011. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part Two. Vols. 1-2: Italy and the Iberian Peninsula.London: Harvey Miller Publishers
cat. no. 142

Accession:

Object Number: MS McClean 73
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 118780; input: 2005-05-31; modified: 2017-04-28)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/118780





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