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Twelve Miniatures from Hours: MS 193

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Twelve Miniatures from Hours


Artist: Wing, William Caleb




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, miniatures and borders cut out of original manuscript and pasted on modern parchment leaves interleaved with unfoliated pink paper leaves, miniatures c.75 x 60 mm, borders c.145 x 95 mm.

BINDING: Nineteenth century, black paper over pasteboards

DECORATION: Twelve large framed miniatures surrounded by strewn-flower borders on brushed gold grounds: fol. 1r Annunciation; fol. 2r Visitation; fol. 3r Adoration of the Child; fol. 4r Annunciation to the Shepherds; fol. 5r Adoration of the Magi; fol. 6r Presentation in the Temple; fol. 7r Flight into Egypt; fol. 8r Crucifixion with Virgin, St John, St Mary Magdalene and two Holy Women; fol. 9r Pentecost; fol. 10r David penitent, angel with three arrows above; fol. 11r Raising of Lazarus; fol. 12r Donors’ couple and St Adrian holding sword witnessing St Francis receiving the stigmata.


History note: John Boykett Jarman (d.1864); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 13 – 14 June 1864, lot 127 or 145; Edward Hailstone; purchased for the Museum at his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 4 Feb. 1891, lot unidentified.

Place(s) associated

  • London

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1891) by Hailstone, Edward


15th Century, Late
19th Century, Mid#
Production date: circa AD 1490

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Border Height 145 mm Width 95 mm
Miniature Height 75 mm Width 60 mm

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 193
Primary reference Number: 169742
Project ID: 417
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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