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Psalter and Hours: MS McClean 34

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Titles

Psalter and Hours

Maker(s)

Maffei, Alberto de’ (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 210 fols., 137 x 95 mm (80 x 54 mm), 22 long lines, ruled in pink ink, catchwords.

BINDING: nineteenth century, red velvet over pasteboards.

CONTENTS:
fols. 1r–12v Calendar
fol. 13r–v Prayer Salve sancta facies
fol. 15r–v Hymns, Primo dierum and Nocte surgentes
fols. 16r–152r Liturgical Psalter, Gallican, with antiphons, versicles, responsories, and hymns, with Psalm 4 and 5 omitted
fols. 152r–160v Canticles and hymns
fols. 160v–166r Litany, with collects
fols. 166v–167r Psalms 4 and 5
fols. 167v–199r Canticles for Sundays
fol. 201r–208v Hours of the Virgin

DECORATION: Two historiated initials with blue and gold side bar borders, and floral and spraywork panels in upper and lower borders: fol. 167v Canticles for Sundays, [D, 6 ll.] David praying, medallion with bird in upper border, medallion with deer in lower border; fol. 201r Hours of the Virgin, [D, 6 ll.] Virgin praying, dove of the Holy Spirit in medallion in upper border, bird in lozenge in outer border, deer in medallion in lower border.

ORNAMENTATION: (fols. 167v–201v) Alternate gold and blue initials [1–2 ll.] with violet and red pen-flourishing, the two- line initials extending into delicate violet and green penwork border designs incorporating architectural elements, vases, birds, fruit and flowers.

Notes

History note: Inscription in red ink ‘Lib. E.G. No. 2’ inside upper cover; J.L. Sheppard; his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 23–26 July 1888, lot 579 (cutting from sale catalogue pasted at front); Frank McClean (1836–1904); his bequest, 1904.

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1460 CE - Circa 1470 CE Circa 1490 CE - Circa 1500 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: pereatis de via iusta
  • Location: Fol. 17
  • Type: Secundo folio
  • Text: [Magnifi]catus est
  • Location: Fol. 168r
  • Type: Secundo folio

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 34
Primary reference Number: 170700
Project ID: 797
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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