The Hours of Elizabeth the Queen by Various artists

Name taken from Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII, who wrote her name in it.

Details

Medium:
Vellum
Dimensions:
21 x 15 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £37,250)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Dyson Perrins Collection

Contains initials and borders and 18 half-page minatures. The late Mr C. W. Dyson Perrins was a great collector of manuscripts and was distinguished not only for taste and judgment but as a patron of learning; thanks both to the fine catalogue which he published and to his readiness to put them at the disposal of scholars. His manuscript collection played an important part in the advance of medieval studies during the first half of the 20th century. Mr Perrins himself bequeathed his two principal treasures to the British Library: the Gorleston Psalter and the Khamsah of Nizami. His Executors have enabled the Trustees to purchase six manuscripts from his collection including this one with contributions from the Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and a special grant from HM Treasury.

Provenance

Cecilia Neville, wife of Henry Beauchamp, Duke of Warwick, and of John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester; Elizabeth of York; Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham; Mary Queen of Scots; Dorothy Osborne nee Willoughby, 18thC; Rev Edmund Ferrers; Earl of Ashburnham;

Venue details

British Library 96 Euston Road, LONDON London NW1 2DB 020 7412 7332 www.bl.uk

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