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  • Boccaccio's "Casibus Virorum Illustrium" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    translation of Giovanni Boccaccio s De Casibus Vivorum Illustrium Premierfait s name can be found in the colophon fol 291v This ca 1400 translation has a more direct correlation with the Latin than seen in the 1406 version A printed edition issued by Colard Mansion of Bruges in 1476 survives in over sixty copies The Walters manuscript W 315 represents an undecorated version of this text that left space for initials throughout which were never completed It is additionally written on paper instead of parchment Scribal features have been identified as South Netherlandish Provenance Biblioteca Santangelo 1 Jean Baptiste Joseph Barrois Lille early mid 19th century 2 Purchased by Bertram 4th Earl of Ashburnham Sussex England 1849 Earl of Ashburnham Sale Sotheby s London June 10 1901 no 64 purchased by J J Leighton London 1901 Purchased Henry Walters Baltimore by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 1 Engraved bookplate on front pastedown 2 His collection number 491 on front pastedown 3 Inscriptions Label On spine Bocc ac e de cas des nobles Ho mm es et Fem mes Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download PDF Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to

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  • Boccaccio's "De Casibus Virorum Illustrium" · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    from Lamelin s original work The original date of 1431 has been copied in this manuscript s colophon which long led to the assumption that the Walters manuscript was produced at that time However four fanciful inhabited initials are an element unique to this copy and they help localize and date the manuscript The style of the drawings is related to that of the Wavrin Master an artist active in Lille in the third quarter of the fifteenth century suggesting Lille as a place of production and the fashionable clothing worn by the figures can be dated to 1465 1475 Watermarks in the paper likewise date the book to ca 1470 Exhibitions Medieval Writing and Calligraphy The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1993 1994 Provenance Monastic ownership by 1556 1 Jean Baptiste Joseph Barrois Lille France by 1849 2 purchased by Bertram fourth earl of Ashburnham 1849 Ashburnham Sale Sotheby s London June 10 1901 no 65 3 purchased by Julius D Ichenhauser London 1901 Purchased by Henry Walters Baltimore early 20th century 4 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 1 Inscription in top margin of fol 3r reads Ffrater Johannes de muer monachus sancti Andree me habet 1556 2

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  • Book of English Heraldry · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    of English Heraldry Description Provenance Credit Description This book of English heraldry was completed ca 1589 The manuscript belonged to the Spencer family as known through inscriptions on the first few flyleaves including the motto Dieu defende Le Droit God defends the right This motto has long been associated with the Spencer family of England which is the family line of Princess Diana as well as the Spencers who were among the founders of Virginia The Spencer family s heraldry is included in the manuscript along with the coats of arms of numerous prominent British families including the Hasting Gray Beuford and Percye families A similar book of English heraldry in the British Library Stowe MS 693 was also completed at the end of the sixteenth century Provenance Likely William Spencer England ca 1589 by commision Grotou and Grotou Highland Park FL date and mode of acquisition unknown Dorothy McIlvain Scott Baltimore 1994 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1998 by gift Credit Gift of Dorothy McIlvain Scott 1998 Download PDF Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator English Artist Period 1589 Medium ink

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  • Book of Hours · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Code Books of Hours from Renaissance France The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2009 Provenance Florimond I Robertet ca 1457 1527 royal treasurer under King François I born 1494 reigned 1515 1547 Henry Walters Baltimore date and mode of acquisition unknown Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with

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  • Book of Hours · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Hours Exhibitions Provenance Credit Exhibitions Saints and Their Symbols The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1985 1986 Death and Dying in the Middle Ages The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1987 The Nativity in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1987 1988 Time Sanctified The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 Travel in Medieval Manuscripts The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1993 Daily Life in Medieval Books The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1996 Illuminating the Word Gospel Books in the Middle Ages The Walters Art Museum Baltimore 2004 Tres Riches Heures de Champagne Troyes Municipal LIbrary Troyes Cedex 2007 Provenance Antoine Moriau France 18th century Wilfred M Voynich London late 19th early 20th century mode of acquisition unknown Henry Walters Baltimore ca 1900 by purchase Walters Art Museum 1931 by bequest Credit Acquired by Henry Walters ca 1930 Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator French Artist Period ca 1470 Medieval Renaissance Medium parchment Manuscripts Rare Books Accession Number W 249 Measurements 7 3 16 x 5 11 16 in 18 2 x

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  • Book of Hours · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    but they are notable for the intricate patterning found in their backgrounds most especially with the coils of vine scrolls that comprise the setting for Christ in Majesty fol 79r In addition several folios throughout the text contain marginal dragon like creatures that can often be seen biting at their own wings The original patron of the manuscript was male and his portrait can be found on fol 157r accompanying a seated Virgin and Child Conservation Date Description Narrative 8 07 2013 Treatment binding stabilized examined for digitization media consolidation Exhibitions Time Sanctified The Book of Hours in Medieval Art and Life The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1988 Images of Devotion Personal Piety in Medieval Manuscripts and Ivories The Walters Art Gallery Baltimore 1997 Henry Walters Léon Gruel and the Reinvention of the Medieval Manuscript 2015 2016 Provenance Duchess of Berry France mid 19th century 1 Duchess of Berry Sale Paris March 22 1864 no 22 purchased by Jean Engelmann Paris 1864 Gruel and Engelmann Collection Paris 2 purchased by Henry Walters Baltimore early 20th century by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 1 Inscription on front pastedown Duchesse de Berry N8 2 Bookplate on front pastedown and inscribed N

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  • Book of Hours · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    Additional Views Explore Object Creative Commons License Book of Hours Description Provenance Credit Description This book was created ca 1460 70 CE in Bruges by the workshop of Willem Vrelant for an English patron as suggested by the many English saints included in the calendar The manuscript is heavily illuminated and contains thirty historiated initials some with unusual themes such as Christ s wounds fols 68r 70r and the Murder of St Thomas Becket fol 16v There is also an unfinished historiated initial on fol 55r While the number of illuminations is large their execution is fairly standard The Hours of the Virgin cycle is expanded at Lauds with an inserted Hours of the Cross section which results in a complex quire structure Provenance Acquired by Leo Olschki Florence before 1927 purchased by Henry Walters Baltimore ca 1930 by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creator Circle of Willem Vrelant Netherlandish and Flemish active 1449 1481 Artist Period ca 1460 1470 Medium ink and pigments on parchment bound between boards

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  • Book of Hours · The Walters Art Museum · Works of Art
    1 purchased by Henry Walters Baltimore early 20th century by bequest to Walters Art Museum 1931 1 His bookplate no 68 on the front pastedown Credit Acquired by Henry Walters Download PDF Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License Add to Collection Connect with Facebook to start your own collections Creators French Artist Flemish Artist Period late 13th century Medium ink and pigments on thin to medium weight calfskin bound between boards covered with brown morocco ivory silver and gilding Manuscripts Rare Books Accession Number W 39 Measurements Overall H 3 15 16 x W 2 3 4 in 10 x 7 cm Folio H 3 9 16 W 2 3 8 in 9 6 cm Geographies Near Lille France Place of Origin Paris France Place of Binding Location Within Museum Not On View Tags Add A New Tag Related Objects Leaf from Book of Hours January Calendar Janus faced Man Dining Title late 13th century Period W 39 1V Accession Leaf from Book of Hours February Calendar Man Warming Himself by a Fire Title late 13th century Period W 39 3R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours March Calendar Man Pruning a Tree Title late 13th century Period W 39 3V Accession Leaf from Book of Hours April Calendar Man Holding Orange Blossoms Title late 13th century Period W 39 4V Accession Leaf from Book of Hours May Calendar Falconer Riding a Horse Title late 13th century Period W 39 6R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours June Calendar Man Plowing a Field Title late 13th century Period W 39 6V Accession Leaf from Book of Hours July Calendar Man Harvesting with a Scythe Title late 13th century Period W 39 7V Accession Leaf from Book of Hours August Calendar Man Harvesting Wheat with a Sickle Title late 13th century Period W 39 9R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours September Calendar Man Harvesting Fruit from a Tree Title late 13th century Period W 39 9V Accession Leaf from Book of Hours November Calendar Man Slaughtering an Ox Title late 13th century Period W 39 12R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours Matins Initial D with Pentecost and Marginal Drollery of a Man Battling an Ape Title late 13th century Period W 39 13R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours Lauds Initial D with the Betrayal of Christ and Marginal Drollery of a Crane Falconer and Dragon Title late 13th century Period W 39 24R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours Sext Initial D with Resurrection and Marginal Drollery of an Ape Pointing Title late 13th century Period W 39 30R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours None Initial D with 3 Marys at the Tomb of Christ with Marginal Drollery of a Bird and Anthropomorphic Creatures Title late 13th century Period W 39 33R Accession Leaf from Book of Hours Vespers Initial D with Scene of Noli me tangere and Marginal Drollery of a Man with Sword and Shield and a Dragon Title

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