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Name: Horae

Repository: National Gallery of Victoria

Settlement: Melbourne

Associated Manuscript Items:
Horae

Library ref: MS.Felton 2

Acquisition: acquired from F. Rinder through the Felton Bequest for the National Gallery

Binding: 16c. calf over oak boards. Studs for clasps on the covers. Blind-tooling of fillets in three pairs forming centre panel which is divided by five pairs of vertical fillets. Each of the smaller panels is filled with floral and leaf motifs in blind. Spine without lettering, partly re-backed.

Catchwords: Catchwords agree

Collation: (8)1-6 (7)7 (8)8 (7)9 (8)10-15 (4)16 (8)17 (7)18 (2)19. Quire 7 lacks the fourth sheet, quire 9, the seventh, quire 18, the sixth. Fols 3-6 are misbound after 69. Av.-Bv. and Cv.-Dv. are blank.

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Condition: Edges trimmed and gilded

Deco desc: French in style: red rubrics; fill-ins in gold, red, blue, and white. Four plain and forty-eight historiated initials with marginal ivy-leaf sprays, grotesques in margins. Coats of arms throughout. A full description of the anonymous artistÕs work will be found in the article by E. G. Millar (E. G. Millar, ÔBibliothque de la National Gallery of Victoria a Melbourne. Livre dÕheures exŽcutŽ pour Joifroy dÕAspremont et pour sa femme Isabelle de KievraingÕ, Bulletin de la SociŽtŽ Franaise de Reproductions de Manuscrits a Peintures, Vol.IX (1925), pp.20-32, pls I-III).

Dimensions: 215 x 150 mm

Extent: iv + 139

Foliation: contemporary foliation by roman numerals in places as well as in modern arabic numerals

Hand desc: French littera gothica textualis formata

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Layout: one col. of 18 lines

Library ref alt: The Aspremont-Kievraing Hours

List bibl: E. G. Millar, ÔBibliothque de la National Gallery of Victoria a Melbourne. Livre dÕheures exŽcutŽ pour Joifroy dÕAspremont et pour sa femme Isabelle de KievraingÕ, Bulletin de la SociŽtŽ Franaise de Reproductions de Manuscrits a Peintures, Vol.IX (1925), pp.20-32, pls I-III; Public Library, Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Manuscripts and Books of Art acquired under the Terms of the Felton Bequest, Melbourne 1938, pp.4-6; Sir Daryl Lindsay, The Felton Bequest, Melbourne 1963, p.72. Margaret M. Manion, The Felton Illuminated Manuscripts in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne 2005, pp.98-203.

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Orig date: s. xiiiex

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Provenance: the arms have been identified as those of Joffrey dÕAspremont and of his wife Isabelle de Kievraing; in the 16c. the volume was owned by a certain Walter Cromer who added another codex to the Horae (see Millar) ; 139v. has the memorandum Ô1624 Saturday the day of. . . at one of the clock in the morning Marie Tuke my oldest daughter was borne and baptised . . . Maria Dorothy KempeÕ; the MS. was sold by Messrs Knight, Frank, and Rutley, 7 June 1915 as lot no.1671 in the collection of Sydney of Frognal, Chislehurst; the Horae were then separated from the other MS. and sold as lot no.138 at ChristieÕs London on 2 March 1922 (see Cr.) to F. Rinder

Record hist source: Sinclair no. 195

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Support: vellum

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