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Leaf from Hours: Marlay cutting Fr. 14c

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Leaf from Hours


Master of Martainville 183 (Artist)


One of twelve leaves from Hours

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: parchment 170 x 110 mm (120 x 60 mm), 34 long lines ruled in faint red ink on reverse

SCRIPT: Gothic bookhand (textualis)

Hours of the Cross, continuing on reverse.

Large miniature, framed by marble pillars, with the opening words of the liturgical office inscribed beneath on white trompe-l’oeil scrolls: (recto) Hours of the Cross, Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John. Small miniature (verso) Hours of the Cross, Christ before Pilate.

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

Legal notes

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

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Components of the work

Support composed of parchment Text Height 120 mm Width 60 mm
Page Height 170 mm Width 110 mm

Techniques used in production


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Accession number: Marlay cutting Fr. 14c
Primary reference Number: 209499
Project ID: 1356
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Created: Tuesday 1 November 2016 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

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

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