Skip to main content

Leaf from a Book of Hours: MS 257d

An image of Leaf (manuscript)

Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Terms of use

These images are provided for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-ND). To license a high resolution version, please contact our image library who will discuss fees, terms and waivers.

Download this image

Creative commons explained - what it means, how you can use our's and other people's content.

Colours in this image

Alternative views

Object information

Titles

Leaf from a Book of Hours

Maker(s)

Chierico. Francesco di Antonio del (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 130 x 90 mm (70 x 47 mm), 13 long lines ruled in ink.

CONTENTS: Beginning of the Hours of the Passion, continuing on reverse, expl. Venite exultemus

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink or blue on gold ground, with acanthus extensions and full floral borders containing putti, birds, vases, gold crosses and scenes: Hours of the Passion, [D, 8 ll.], Carrying of the Cross, with two angels adoring the Cross, Crown of Thorns and Instruments of the passion in lower border.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [V, 2 ll.] with red pen-flourished infill and extension for Psalm 94 (MS 257d verso); red or blue one-line penwork initials.

Place(s) associated

  • Florence

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1895) by Thompson, Henry Yates

Dating

Fifteenth century, second half
Circa 1470 CE - Circa 1484 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 257d
Primary reference Number: 182043
Project ID: 2862
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 17 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "Leaf from a Book of Hours" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182043 Accessed: 2022-07-04 02:11:43

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182043 |title=Leaf from a Book of Hours |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-07-04 02:11:43|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

Bootstrap HTML code for reuse

To use this as a simple code embed, copy this string:

                <div class="text-center my-3">
                    <figure class="figure">
                        <img src="https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/imagestore/portfolio/F25982D9_7CB9_CFFF_028E_8BBFC531887C/727/687/large_MS_257d_dc1.jpg"
                        alt="Leaf from a Book of Hours"
                        class="img-fluid" />
                        <figcaption class="figure-caption text-info">Leaf from a Book of Hours</figcaption>
                    </figure>
                </div>
            

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Leaf from a Book of Hours

Accession Number: MS 2-1960

Leaf from a Book of Hours

Accession Number: MS 257c

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...