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Book of Hours

Object Details

Title:

Book of Hours

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place:

Strasbourg, France (Place Created)

Date:

early 16th century

Medium:

Tempera colors on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with crimson morocco

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig IX 16 (83.ML.112)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 13.5 × 10.5 cm (5 5/16 × 4 1/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
until 1868

Baron James Mayer de Rothschild, German-French, 1792 - 1868, inherited by his son, Edmond James de Rothschild, 1868.

1868 - 1964

Baron Edmond James de Rothschild, Austrian, 1845 - 1934 [sold, Haus der Bücher & L'Art Ancien, Basel, June 17, 1964, no. 251, to H.P. Kraus]

1964 - 1967

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988
Source: H.P. Kraus, Catalogue 117 (New York, 1967), no. 18.

until 1983

Dr. Peter Ludwig, German, 1925 - 1996 and Irene Ludwig, German, 1927 - 2010, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Illuminated Books of Hours (July 22 to October 3, 1986) (fols. 107v - 108)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 22 to October 3, 1986
Time Sanctified: The Book of Hours (April 22 to July 17, 1988) (fols. 5v - 6)
  • Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore), April 22 to July 17, 1988
The Apocalypse and Other Visions in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (April 16 to June 30, 1991) (fols. 141v - 142)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 16 to June 30, 1991
The Passion of Christ in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (April 11 to July 5, 1992) (fols. 127v - 128)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 11 to July 5, 1992
The Making of a Medieval Book (November 17, 1998 to May 30, 1999) (fols. 1v - 2)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 17, 1998 to May 30, 1999
Spatmittelalter am Oberrhein (September 29, 2001 to February 2, 2002) (fols. 165v - 166)
  • Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, September 29, 2001 to February 2, 2002
The Making of a Medieval Book (2003) (May 20 to September 7, 2003) (fols. 1v - 2)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 20 to September 7, 2003
German and Central European Manuscript Illumination (February 24 to May 24, 2009) (fols. 165v - 166)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 24 to May 24, 2009
The Art of Devotion in the Middle Ages (August 28, 2012 to February 5, 2013) (fols. 83v - 84)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 28, 2012 to February 5, 2013
Chivalry in the Middle Ages (July 8 to November 30, 2014) (fols. 3v - 4)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 8 to November 30, 2014
Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print (August 6 to October 27, 2019) (fols. 165v-166)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 6 to October 27, 2019
Bibliography
Bibliography

Haus Der Bücher AG. Auktion XXXVIII. "Manuskripte und inkunabeln Bücher des XVI. Und XVIII. Jahrhunderts" 17 Juni 1964.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 2 (1982), pp. 235-43.

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 294.

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 31-33, 119-20.

Black, Maggie. The Medieval Cookbook. Rev. ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), p. 38, fig. 13.

Kempf, Damien, and Maria L. Gilbert. Medieval Monsters (London: British Library, 2015), p. 50b, ill.

Keene, Bryan C., and Alexandra Kaczenski. Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017), pp. 49-50, figs. 30-31.