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MS. Lat. liturg. f. 2

Summary Catalogue no.: 29741

Contents

Language(s): Latin with a little French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Miniatures (partly defaced), borders (some unfinished) and initials.

Scott (1996 no. 22) distinguishes six artists of the miniatures, of whom hands C, D and F were working in France or Flanders in the late fourteenth century, hands A and B in England, probably London, somewhat later. Hand A, to whom she attributes fols. 2v, 4v, 10, 104v, 143v, 144v, and 146v, has been identified elsewhere (e.g. (P&A iii. 795) as Herman Scheerre, although Scott does not accept this identification. Hand C (fols. 6v, 11v, 12v), is identified as the Master of the Beaufort Saints. Hand E (fol. 19v, probably an inserted miniature) is also found in the Bedford Hours and Psalter (British Library MS Addit. 42131).

Cf. P&A i. 308, pl. XXIV; iii. 795, pl. LXXVII.

History

Origin: 14th century, late - 15th century, early ; France or Flanders, with additions in England

Provenance and Acquisition

Interpreted by Scott (1996 no. 22) as a Franco-Flemish Book of Hours enhanced in England with additional text and decoration.

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

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