May 5, 2022

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome): fol. 95v, Text

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome): fol. 95v, Text


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printed by

Guillaume Le Rouge

(French, Paris, active 1493–1517)


Master of the Très Petites Heures of Anne of Brittany

(French, Paris, active c.1480–1510)

112 printed folios on parchment, bound

Overall: 16.7 x 10.5 x 3 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2009.276.95.b


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The workshop of Guillaume le Rouge was in the Neuve Notre-Dame near Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral.


Illustrated prayer books called books of hours remained popular with Europe’s elite well into the era of printing technology. This example belongs to a printed edition of five by the Parisian printer and engraver Guillaume Le Rouge, dating to 1510. Though printed on vellum (not paper), its 62 engraved pictures were hand-colored by an illuminator much like a traditional manuscript. By the mid-1480s, Paris was the center of production for books of hours with printed texts and engraved ornament. This book is therefore a hybrid fusing two distinct production methods—illumination and printing—representing the waning phase of the illuminator’s art prior to the complete transformation to printed books.

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