University of Kentucky Special Collections
Book of Hours
The quality and quantity of "decoration" in Books of Hours depended upon what a
patron was able or willing to pay, although in the second half of the fifteenth century
the demand for Hours was so high that extensively illustrated and decorated works,
employing costly materials, bear unmistakable traces of hasty or negligent execution
and second-rate draughtsmanship. This heavily decorated manuscript is an example of this trend.
fols. 1-68 Decorative borders on every page. 27 miniatures.
fols. 69-87 Decorated with red and blue highlights only.
fols. 87v-96v No decoration.
Notes derived from "The Illumined Word." University of Kentucky Art Museum. Catalog, 1983.
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