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Page of a Book of Hours

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    c.1500 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    parchment with metal-cut lettering and hand-drawn illumination

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Eustace F. Bosanquet

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 95, shelf E, box 16

Physical description

Page from a Book of Hours. Parchment, metal-cut text with hand-drawn initial letters, decorative border showing scenes of Biblical temptation.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)


c.1500 (made)



Materials and Techniques

parchment with metal-cut lettering and hand-drawn illumination


Height: 6 in, Width: 3.75 in

Descriptive line

Page from a Book of Hours, Paris, c.1500, with hand-illuminated initial letters on parchment.
One of 364 prints in a set of 3 bound volumes, E.12 to 375-1941.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1941, London: HMSO, 1954.




Printing; Illumination


Illustration; Religion; Christianity; Prints; Books; Printed pages & sheets


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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