IM-11798: (160 x 115mm – 6 ¼ x 4 ½’’) Original leaf from a manuscript Book of Hours. 25 lines of text, ruled in red, written in Latin in angular gothic book-hand script on animal vellum. Rubrics in red. One two-line illuminated initial in blue and white on a gold ground; eighteen illuminated one-line initials and ten illuminated line-extenders in gold on a red or blue ground. Unusual vibrant and elaborate panel borders in colorful floral and gemstone motif on a gold ground – with a whimsical dragon-like creature (verso) munching on an acanthus leaf!,
France: Rouen (Use of Rouen) c. 1490-1510.
Style and execution of the miniature paintings in the parent manuscript are closely related to the Master of the Geneva Latini (see Walter 224 & 233 for examples).
The one-line illuminated “T” begins Psalm 18 (King James 19) 10-15: “Timor…” (The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring forever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves. More to be desired than gold and many precious stones: and sweeter than honey and the honeycomb…). The two-line illuminated “D” begins Psalm 23 (King James 24) complete: “Domini…” (The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof: the world, and all they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas; and hath prepared it upon the rivers. Who shall ascend into the mountain of the Lord: or who shall stand in his holy place?...Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory).