French, Paris - Suffrages from a Book of Hours, 1450-1500

French, Paris

Suffrages from a Book of Hours, 1450-1500

Ink, colors and gold on vellum, 11.3 x 7.5 cm (4 7/16 x 2 15/16 in.)


Object details

Accession number



  • Unknown - primary
  • Caleb William Wing (England, 1801 - 1874) - illuminator

Object Case

Book of Hours Case



Publication Place


Binding Description

Blue (or green) velvet binding with clasps, and deeply gauffered edges (English, 19th century)


1 Vol. (46 leaves) ; vellum ; ill.: 11.3 cm


Collection of the jeweller and manuscript connoisseur John Boykett Jarman (d. 1864), Windsor.
Purchased by an unknown collector from the Jarman sale at Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, 1864, lot 12.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the booksellers J. Pearson & Co., London on 22 December 1902 for £720. (as a prayerbook of Anne de Bretagne, illuminated by Jean Bourdichon)


Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge. Catalogue of the Beautiful Collection of Illuminated Missals and of Books of Hours...Formed by the Late John Boykett Jarman, Esq... (London, 13 June 1864), p. 5, lot 12. (as French, dated 16th century; as a hagiography)
Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Manuscripts and Bookbindings from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1922), pp. 6-13. (as Jean Bourdichon for Anne de Bretagne)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston: 1935), p. 241. (as Northern France, second half of the 15th century)
Seymour de Ricci and W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. I (New York, 1935), p. 931, no. 3.
Anne-Marie Eze. "Italian Illuminated manuscripts at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum." Rivista di storia della miniatura (2012), pp. 91, 94.
Anne-Marie Eze in Jeffery F. Hamburger et al. Beyond Words: Illuminated Manuscripts in Boston Collections. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Newton: McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Houghton Library, Harvard University, 2016), pp. 105-105, no. 81, ill. (as restored by Caleb William Wing, about 1864)

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