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Miniature from a Book of Hours: Marlay cutting Z. 10a

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Current Location: In storage


Miniature from a Book of Hours


Artist: Poyer, Jean




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment: 46 x 88 mm, pasted on cardboard

SCRIPT: Gothic bookhand (textualis)

The second verse of Matins for the Hours of the Holy Spirit, Deus in adiutorium meum intende, can be discerned in the upper register of the image despite having been overpainted.

Bas-de-page framed miniature showing the Virgin and seven apostles kneeling at the base of a hill, presumably witnessing Christ’s Ascension which was probably the subject of the main image above.


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

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Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay

Place(s) associated

  • Tours ⪼ France

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


15th Century#
1490 CE - 1500 CE

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Support composed of parchment
Parchment Height 46 mm Width 88 mm

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Accession number: Marlay cutting Z. 10a
Primary reference Number: 209501
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Created: Tuesday 1 November 2016 Updated: Tuesday 20 April 2021 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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