THE CATHERINE DE MEDICI HOURS

MS 013
MS Short Title THE CATHERINE DE MEDICI HOURS
Text THE CATHERINE DE MEDICI HOURS BOOK OF HOURS, USE OF PARIS, PRECEDED BY A CALENDAR
Description MS in Latin and French on vellum, Paris or Tour, France, ca. 1480, 167 ff. (-8), 16x11 cm, single column (14x8 cm), 18 lines in a Gothic liturgical book script, 340 panel borders in liquid gold and colours, 103 miniatures of which 14 are full-page in liquid gold and colours in the style of Jean Colombe and of Maître François.
Binding Paris, France, late 16th c., red morocco gilt, sewn on 5 bands, tooled with a semée of the monograms "MA" and the "S fermé" of the quality of work done for the French court.
Provenance 1. Cathérine de Médici, Queen of France (16th c.); 2. Abbé de Saint-Germain, chaplain of Cathérine de Médici, Paris (16th c.); 3. Saint-Germain family, Paris (until 1980), 4. Sotheby´s 10.12.1980:110; 5. Sotheby's 2.12.1986:65.
Place of origin France
Dates ca. 1480

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