The Murthly Book of Hours by Unknown Artist

Illuminated manuscript of 215 leaves and 23 full page miniatures.


Illuminated manuscript on vellum
Art Fund grant:
£50,000 ( Total: £550,000)
Acquired in:

Contents include a calendar, Hours of the Virgin and Holy Ghost, penitiential psalms, the litany and the office for the dead beside other prayers and psalms.


The first owner was a lady in the Worcester area. May have belonged to the MacDougalls of Lorn; Stewart family of Grandtully until 1871; James Gibson Craig; bought by the 3rd Marquess of Bute in 1887.

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