MS. Lat. liturg. f. 3
Summary Catalogue no.: 29742The Hours of Anne of Bohemia
'The Hours of Anne of Bohemia'; Flanders, 1380 × 94
1 col., 13 lines.
Fine miniatures, borders, initials. Miniature on fol. 118 by a more advanced hand. On fol. 65v fake of 19th century. (P&A i. 299, pl. XXIV)
Illuminated miniatures, borders with coats of arms, initials, coloured initials, rubrics.
19th century binding of green velvet.
Provenance and Acquisition
Arms including England, Bohemia, and the Emperors of the Romans point to the book's having been made for Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II. She is shown uncrowned on fol. 118, perhaps indicating that the book was made before her marriage in January 1382. After marriage negotiations began in 1380 the marriage treaty was concluded in Flanders and Anne stayed in Bruges for some time before reaching England twoards the end of 1381. The outside dates are 1380 and 1394, the year of Anne's death.
Bought at the William Brice sale, 26 July 1887, lot. 133, for £31 10s.
Digital Bodleian (28 images from 35mm slides)
Last Substantive Revision
2017-07-01: First online publication.