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Leaf from the Hours of Louis XII

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from the Hours of Louis XII

Artist/Maker:

Jean Bourdichon (French, 1457 - 1521)

Culture:

French

Place:

Tours, France (Place Created)

Date:

1498/1499

Medium:

Tempera and gold on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 79a (2004.1)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 24.3 × 15.7 cm (9 9/16 × 6 3/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
late 15th century/early 16th century

King Louis XII of France, French, 1462 - 1515

early 16th century

possibly King Henry VII of England, English, 1457 - 1509

- 1844
1844 - 1848

Estate of William Thomas Beckford, 1760 - 1844 (Fonthill Abbey, England), purchased on behalf of Lord Taunton by Thomas Agnew & Sons, 1848.
Source: Annotation in 1920's catalogue states that the manuscript was purchased for a set amount on Shawberry Hill in 1848 by Thomas Agnew. "Vendre...feur lu Shawberry Hill in 1848"

1848 - 1869

Henry Labouchère, 1st baron Taunton, 1798 - 1869, by inheritence (as a life interest only) to his second wife, Mary Matilda Georgiana Labouchère, 1869.
Source: Waagen, Gustav Friedrich. Galleries and Cabinets of Art in Great Britain [...] (London: John Murray, 1857)

1869 - 1892

Mary Matilda Georgiana Labouchère, baroness of Taunton, 1823 - 1892, by inheritence to Henry Labouchère's daughter by his first marriage, Mary Dorothy (Labouchère) Stanley, 1892.

1892 - 1914

Mary Dorothy (Labouchère) Stanley, 1842 - 1920, by inheritence to her son, Edward Arthur Vesey Stanley, 1914.

1914 - 1920

Edward Arthur Vesey Stanley, 1879 - 1941 [sold, Sotheby's, Wilson & Hodge, 14 July 1920, lot 67, through Agnew to Edmond Rothschild.]

1920 - 1934

Baron Edmond James de Rothschild, Austrian, 1845 - 1934, by inheritance to his daughter, Alexandrine de Rothschild, 1934.
Source: Listed in his library under the accession number Ms. 70.

1934 - 1965

Baronne Miriam Caroline Alexandrine de Rothschild, French, 1884 - 1965, remained as part of her estate with rights to her executor Maurice Rheims, 1965.

1965 -
by 1989 - 2004

Private Collection (Paris, France), sold through Dr. Jörn Günther to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2004.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Les chefs-d'oeuvre des collections privées françaises retrouvés en Allemagne par la Commission de Récupération Artistique et les Services Alliés (June to August, 1946) (recto)
  • Musée de l'Orangerie (Paris), June to August 1946
A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII (October 18, 2005 to May 1, 2006) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 18, 2005 to January 8, 2006
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (London), February 2 to May 1, 2006
French Manuscript Illumination in the Middle Ages (January 23 to April 15, 2007) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 23 to April 15, 2007
Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts (February 12 to April 20, 2008) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 12 to April 20, 2008
Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France (February 26 to May 29, 2011) (recto)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, February 26 to May 29, 2011
L'Art à Tours autour de 1500, entre Moyen-Âge et Renaissance (March 17 to June 17, 2012) (recto)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts (Tours), March 17 to June 17, 2012
Bibliography
Bibliography

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