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Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 540: Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

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Title:
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 540: Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
Language:
Latin
Extent:
ff. 217
Approximate Date:
[ca. 1375 - 1399]
Collection:
Parker Manuscripts
Description:
This Book of Hours, CCCC MS 540, of c. 1390-1400, was given to Corpus Christi College by Lord Queenborough (1861-1949) in 1923. It was made in Avignon and is decorated by the same group of artists as three other Books of Hours, Paris, BnF MS lat. 10527, Vienna, ├ľsterreichische Nationalbibliothek MS ser. nov. 9450, and New York, Public Library MS Spencer 49. It contains eight half-page miniatures and many decorative ornamental borders. One of the artists involved in the illumination may be Jean de Toulouse, documented as working in Avignon 1378-94. A note in the calendar records the anniversary of the building of the castle of Cordes-sur-Ciel, near Albi, and the owner very likely lived in that region.