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ID: 700002327Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Book of Hours (illuminated manuscript; Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, Maste...; about 1450 - 1455; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 84.ML.67; Ms. 2 )
Note: 286 folios + 4 flyleaves, 21 full-page miniatures, 1 three-quarter page miniature, 16 quarter-page miniatures, 41 full borders, 41 one-side borders, 9 historiated initials, 22 large decorated initials. Probably made in Gent. This profusely illuminated Flemish book of hours offers an unusual reversal of what is expected. While borders are customarily visually subordinate to miniatures, the lush foliage in the borders of this manuscript's most outstanding pages captures the reader's attention and gives unity to the double-page spreads. The illuminations are the work of several artists, the most talented of whom is known as the Master of Guillebert de Mets. His miniatures are painted on single leaves, which were inserted into the manuscript. This fact suggests that he did not work in close collaboration with the scribes who produced the text. The style of his paintings reveals that the artist had a background in the Parisian International style, yet his bold handling of borders with their rich vegetation and energetically twisting banderoles is unique.
Titles:
Book of Hours (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Ms. 2 (C,U,MD,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: volume
Work Types:
illuminated manuscript [300265483] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by conditions of production>, manuscripts (documents))
book of hours [300026457]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by function>, religious texts)
book [300028051]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)

Classifications:
manuscripts (preferred)

Creation Date: about 1450 - 1455

Creator Display:
Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, Master of Wauquelin's Alexander, and others, illuminators [preferred,JPGM]
illuminator Master of Guillebert de Mets (Flemish illuminator, active 1415-1460) [500007034]
illuminator Master of Lee Hours (Flemish illuminator, active ca. 1450-1460) [500016960]
illuminator Master of Wauquelin's Alexander (Flemish illuminator, active ca. 1450-1460) [500009464]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 84.ML.67; Ms. 2
Other: Creation: Gent [7007887] East Flanders (province), Flanders (region (administrative division)), Belgium (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with late sixteenth-century Flemish (?) calf
tempera [300015062]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
gold leaf [300264831]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by form>, leaf (metal))
ink [300015012]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>)
parchment (animal material) [300011851]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material)
pasteboard (paper) [300162474]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber by product>, <fiber by product>, paper (fiber product), <paper by form>)
calf (leather) [300227525]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material, leather, <leather by origin>)

Dimensions: Leaf: 19.4 x 14 cm (7 5/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
Cultures:
Flemish (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
International Gothic [300020786] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, Medieval styles and periods, Medieval (European))

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
hours (prayers) [300404017]
.....(Activities Facet, Events (hierarchy name), events (activities), <oral and performed works>, prayers (oral works)) (AAT)
prayers (documents) [300026452]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by form>, literature (writings), <document genres for literary works>) (AAT)
Latin (language) [300388693]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), language-related concepts, <languages and writing systems>, <languages and writing systems by specific type>) (AAT)

Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed original pastedown, "Stuvaert lievin / me lya ainsin / A gand." Inscribed second front flyleaf, "Sophia Augusta Brown". Inscription erased on first front flyleaf (with date "1 September 1717"). Collation inscribed back flyleaf, by Roland Folter, June 1981, in pencil. Inscribed back pastedown, upper inner corner, in pencil, "BWx/./ 06931". Inscribed back pastedown, upper center edge, in pencil, "84.ML.67". Inscribed back pastedown, upper outer corner, in pencil, "De Ricci / Codex / 3". Inscribed back cover, lower edge, in pencil, "12930". Markings: Label: First front flyleaf verso, upper outer corner, piece of paper pasted in from Leeds exhibition. First front flyleaf verso, upper inner corner, piece of paper pasted in: "53". Third front flyleaf verso, upper outer corner, piece of paper pasted in with entry from an unidentified French sales catalogue (18th century?).
Marks: Label: First front flyleaf verso, upper outer corner, piece of paper pasted in from Leeds exhibition. First front flyleaf verso, upper inner corner, piece of paper pasted in: "53". Third front flyleaf
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Book of Hours........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Ms. 2........ [VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP,JPGM]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM,VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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