IM-10742: (193 x 138mm) Original leaf from a
manuscript Book of Hours. 16 lines of text, ruled in red, written in Latin with dark brown ink and gold in gothic liturgical
book hand, on animal vellum. One illuminated
two-line initial, eight illuminated one-line initials, and five illuminated
line-extenders alternating in blue or pink with delicate white penwork with
having a floral interiors in red and blue on a burnished gold ground.
France (Paris), c. 1460-75.
Full illuminated borders of
dense liquid gold with
pink, blue and orange acanthus sprays interspersed with ivy leaves in burnished
gold, & with flowers, berries and leaves executed in pink, red, blue,
green, & gold.
one-line illuminated ''C'' begins Psalm
137 (King James 138) 4-8: ''Confiteantur...'' (May all the kings of the
earth give glory to thee: for they have heard all the words of thy mouth. And let them sing in the ways of the Lord:
for great is the glory of the Lord...). The two-line illuminated ''M'' begins the Magnificat - Luke 1:46-48: ''Magnificat...'' (My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my
spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. Because
he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all
generations shall call me blessed).
Provenance: Estate of Dr. I. J. Weiler, Urbana, IL.