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Oct 28, 2009

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome)

Printed Book of Hours (Use of Rome)


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printed by

Guillaume Le Rouge

(French, Paris, active 1493–1517)


Master of the Très Petites Heures of Anne of Brittany

(French, Paris, active c.1480–1510)

112 printed folios on parchment, bound

Overall: 16.7 x 10.5 x 3 cm (6 9/16 x 4 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 2009.276

Did you know?

The workshop of Guillaume le Rouge was in the Neuve Notre-Dame near Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral.


Printed books of hours were produced between 1485 and 1520. Significantly less expensive than handwritten production, printing made books of hours’ popularity soar. More than 1,775 different versions were printed during this time, allowing much customization. This hybrid version has printed text but hand-colored images and comes from Paris, a major center of book production.

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