Book of Hours, Rosenwald MS. 10 (page 1/3)


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[picture: Front Cover]

Title: Book of Hours, Rosenwald MS. 10

Author: Tory, Geoffroy

Published by: The Roman Catholic Church

City: Touraine

Date: 1533

Total items: 18

out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Letter ``F'' from 16th century book of hours]

Letter “F” from 16th century book of hours

The letter F painted in blue and gold used as a decorative initial. [more...] [$]

[picture: Letter ``I'' from 16th century book of hours]

Letter “I” from 16th century book of hours

The letter I painted in red and gold used as a decorative initial. This is what in calligraphy today is called a built-up letter, made with multiple pen or brush strokes. However, it was then gilded with gold. [more...] [$]

[picture: Letter ``D'' from 16th century book of hours]

Letter “D” from 16th century book of hours

The letter D painted in blue and gold used as a decorative initial. More precisely there’s gold leaf on a blue background. [more...] [$]

[picture: Evangelist with lion]

Evangelist with lion

A bearded man, perhaps in his thirties or forties, sits holding a book in his lap; to his left is a writing stand with an open manuscript; he holds a quill pen to his eye. There is a lion behind him, indicating that this is Mark, the supposed author of Mark’s Gospel. Mark the Apostle, of course, would [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Letter ``C'' from 16th century book of hours]

Letter “C” from 16th century book of hours

The letter C painted in red and gold used as a decorative initial.

This image was on image 16 of the Library of Congress page images. [$]


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Some page images and details taken from a mediæval Latin Book of Hours in the Rosenwald collection at the Library of Congress in America. The manuscript was once believed to have been written and decorated by Geoffroy Tory.

The pages were scanned at the Library of Congress and are online there as Ms. Library of Congress. Rosenwald ms. 10

There are 113 leaves in the manuscript, which is written on parchment approximately 24cm high (10 inches or so).

In some cases I have digitally enlarged the images so that you can use them in print projects; this makes the larger images be slightly fuzzy.


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