Oct 29, 2009
May 9, 2022

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome): fol. 108v, Saint Anne and the Virgin Mary

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome): fol. 108v, Saint Anne and the Virgin Mary


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printed by

Guillaume Le Rouge

(French, Paris, active 1493–1517)

112 Printed folios on parchment, bound

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2009.276.108.b


Did you know?

A typical book of hours contains around a dozen suffrages, also known as memorials, from the Latin memoriae.


Printed books of hours were produced between 1485 and 1520. Significantly less expensive than handwritten production, printing made books of hours’ popularity soar. More than 1,775 different versions were printed during this time, allowing much customization. This hybrid version has printed text but hand-colored images and comes from Paris, a major center of book production. Open to the suffrages, indicated in red at the top, one page is devoted to Saint Anne and one to Mary Magdalene. Other versions of this book of hours have less color and attention to detail, indicating a higher price paid for this edition.

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