Book of Hours Leaf


Book of Hours Leaf

French, 1480

Language: Latin

Single leaf

ink, paint, and gold leaf on parchment
height 6-3/4 inches
width 4-7/8 inches

Portland Art Museum, The Vivian and Gordon Gilkey Graphic Arts Collection, 86.21
Gift of Lorena D. Solberg


Wilma Fitzgerald, PhD, SP - Quoted with permission from an unpublished study

Officium in Circumcisione Domini ? (Jan. 1). Trimmed on spine edge. One column, 20 lines. Border block design 104 x 23 mm., has a gold ground with flowers and scroll leaves. Nineteen gold initials one-line high, three two-lines high are gold on red and blue grounds.

Transcription of text: // [Ps. 122, 3] Ad te leuaui oculos meos ... Quia multum repleti sumus ] despectione. Quia multum repleta ... Ps. David [123] Nisi quia dominus erat in nobis ... Ps. [124] Qui confidunt in domino sicut mons Syon non commouebitur .../... Ant. Germinauit radix Iesse orta est stella ex Iacob peperit saluatorem te laudamus deus noster. Cap.Gaude Maria uirgo cunctas hereses sola intervenisti in univer//