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MS. Douce 144

Summary Catalogue no.: 21718


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


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. Pächt and Alexander i. 641, pl. XLIX-XL:

Important miniatures and drawings.

Important borders.

Important initials.


Green leather with gold tooling, 18th cent. French work.


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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Last Substantive Revision

2022-04-04: Add binding information from Summary Catalogue.