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TitleBook of hours, of Premonstratensian use
Alternative TitleBook of hours. Latin & French. 1500
AuthorCatholic Church
Wulfschkercke, Cornelia van, d. 1540
Date[ca. 1500]
DescriptionManuscript from Southern Netherlands, probably the county of Hainault. -- "Written in dark brown ink in a gothic liturgical hand, rubrics in red, capitals touched in yellow... thirteen 3-line initials with partial borders of sprays of colored and gold leaves and petals. Twelve large illuminated initials with full illuminated borders, the initials 4 lines high...Five full-page miniatures in arched compartments in matching full borders...[Binding:] Early sixteenth-century blind-stamped calf over pasteboards sewn on 4 thongs...vellum endleaves, lacking clasps but 2 metal catches remain on lower cover..." (Sothebys, p. 111.) -- Illuminated by a woman artist, Cornelia van Wulfschkercke (d. 1540), a nun of the calced Carmelite convent of Sion in Bruges. (Sotheby's, p. 112.)
SubjectBooks of hours--Texts--Early works to 1800
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Manuscripts, Medieval
Catholic Church--Prayer-books and devotions--French
Catholic Church--Prayer-books and devotions--Latin
Physical Description[248] p. bound : vellum, col. ill. ; 16 x 11 cm.
NoteTitle from catalog: Western manuscripts and miniatures. Sotheby's, London, Tuesday 10 December 1996. -- Alternative title is uniform cataloguing title.
Time Period15th Century; 16th Century
Local Call NumberBX 2080 A2 1500 Vault
Resource TypeManuscript
Record NumberRBMAN-001
CollectionMemorial University QE II Library - Rare Books and Manuscripts
RepositoryMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
LanguageLat; Fre
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