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Leaf from Hours: Marlay cutting Fr. 12c

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Leaf from Hours


Artist: Master of Martainville 183




One of twelve leaves from Hours

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: parchment 165 x 110 mm (120 x 60 mm), 25 long lines ruled in faint red ink on reverse.

SCRIPT: Gothic bookhand (textualis)

Lauds with first seven lines of Prime on reverse

Large miniature, framed by marble pillars, with the opening words of the liturgical office inscribed beneath on white trompe-l’oeil scrolls: (verso) Prime, Nativity

Gold and silver initials on red and maroon grounds; gold and silver line-fillers on red and maroon grounds; one-sided borders in the outer margins, predominantly in gold and silver on red and silver grounds incorporating wild men, floral sprays and acanthus on text pages; rubrics in blue; capitals highlighted in yellow


History note: Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831-1912); his bequest, 1912

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Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Place(s) associated

  • Paris ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century
1500 - 1520


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Text Height 120 mm Width 60 mm
Page Height 165 mm Width 110 mm

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Accession number: Marlay cutting Fr. 12c
Primary reference Number: 209491
Project ID: 1356
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Created: Tuesday 1 November 2016 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 27 February 2024

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

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