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Collection Online as of July 15, 2024

Leaf from a Book of Hours: Text with Illustrated Border (verso)

Leaf from a Book of Hours: Text with Illustrated Border (verso)

c. 1510
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The heart of every book of hours is the Hours of the Virgin, a set of prayers in which the reader asked the Virgin Mary to intercede on their behalf.

Description

This leaf came from a highly customized and lavish book of hours made in Rouen, a major center for book production. Intended for a female patron, the original book, to which the museum owns three leaves, contained numerous illuminations and marginalia. The book was whole until the 1980s, when it was dismembered and the leaves sold separately. Other leaves from the same book are now in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England. This leaf precedes the opening of the Hours of the Virgin and the traditional first scene of the Annunciation.
  • Carlton R. Richmond
    30 October 1981
    [Sotheby's, New York, 30 October 1981, lot 54]
    [Bruce Ferrini, Akron, OH, sold to Jeanne Miles Blackburn]
    -2001
    Jeanne Miles Blackburn, gifted to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2001-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Fliegel, Stephen N. The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 65, cat. no. 63 archive.org
  • The Medieval Top Seller: The Book of Hours (Gallery 115 rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (August 26, 2022-July 30, 2023).
    Imagining the Garden. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 24, 2015-March 6, 2016).
    The Glory of the Painted Page: Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 6, 2010-April 17, 2011).
    Illuminated Manuscripts. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 10, 2004-October 2, 2005).
  • {{cite web|title=Leaf from a Book of Hours: Text with Illustrated Border (verso)|url=false|author=|year=c. 1510|access-date=15 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2001.79.b