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MS. Douce 144

Summary Catalogue no.: 21718


Book of Hours, Use of Paris
Language(s): Latin and French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Important miniatures and drawings, borders, initials. By at least five hands, the calendar pictures by the Master of Étienne Loypeau , the full page miniatures by the Boucicaut and Bedford Masters, the silver-point drawings probably by one of the Limbourg brothers, and the marginal droleries by a minor illuminator. (P&A i. 641, pl. XLIX-XL)


Origin: 1408 ; French, Paris

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757-1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).


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Digital Images

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