De Levis Hours

Published/Created:
Paris
s. XV^^1/4 [ca. 1400-1425]
Physical Description:
ff. i + 189 + i : parchment ; 216 x 153 (104 x 68) mm.
Notes:
Script: Written in Gothic bookhand.
Sixteen miniatures from the workshops of the Lucon Master and the Master of the Duke of Bedford, in blue, pink, and gold arched frames, some with cusping. Each miniature with a lavish acanthus border incorporating arms on ff. 77r and 93r. Text pages with a 3/4 bar border, pink, blue and gold, with interlace knots at corners and terminals and delicate rinceaux, in two sizes on different folios. 3-line initials at text opening, two historiated: f. 77r and f. 93r; f. 51r with a blue and gold diapered ground; the remainder, blue with white highlights or in pink and blue acanthus filled with ivy, with blue and orange leaves, on gold, against pink, blue and/or gold grounds with white filigree; framed in gold, often with small ivy or acanthus serifs. 4- to 2-line initials in text and KL monograms, pink or blue with white highlights, filled with ivy, as above. 1-line initials blue, pink and gold with white filigree. Line endings, blue, pink and gold, three (ff. 57r, 102r, 102v) signed by Petrus Gilberti, known to have signed line-endings in at least four other manuscripts. Rubrics throughout.
Binding: 18th-19th centuries. Gilt edges. Red velvet with a silver fastening and a silver medallion, with unidentified male figure preaching, in center of upper board.
Abstract:
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed) of a Book of Hours, use of Paris. Includes a Full calendar, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Seven Requests, and a sonnet, all in French.
Topics:
Books of hours
Devotional literature, French
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
Topics:
Catholic Church--Prayers and devotions
Language:
French
French, Middle (ca.1400-1600)
Latin
Genre:
Bible
Calendars
Hand coloring
Historiated initials
Illuminated manuscripts
Illustrations
Psalters
Rubrics
Format:
Mixed Material
Content Type:
Archives or Manuscripts
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
Beinecke MS 400
Orbis Record:
9731215
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1041033
Citation:
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 400.
De Levis Hours. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2001878
PID:
digcoll:3320005

Number of Pages: 386
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