Book of Hours
Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis
Canberra, The Australian National University Library
Maggs Bros., European Miniatures and Illumination & Calligraphy also early writing from Egypt. Bulletin No. 11. London (November 1982) , 29
Remarks by the Editor:
This is the description provided in the Maggs sales catalogue. The fragment is listed no. 93 and illustrated (plate XXXI). It is marked as sold, suggesting that the sale was negotiated immediately prior to the printing, too late to drop it from the catalogue.
Title: Illuminated vellum leaf from a Book of Hours.
Date of Origin: c. 1520-30
Persons (scribes, annotators): French Illuminator
Written in a flourished cursive script (precursor of the civilite types introduced by Granjon in 1559)
Number of Lines: at least 14
More about the Current Condition:
A most attractive and unusual leaf, in beautiful condition with wide margins.
With two 2-line and sixteen 1-line initials in burnished gold on parti-grounds of blue and red, white tracery decoration; also thirteen line-fillers in a matching style. One floral side-border with two acanthus curls, in matt gold and colours.
Collection of Otto F. Ege, no. 50.