- Walters Ms. W.167, Amherst Hours
- Suso, Henry, 1295-1366, Henricus Suso, and Heinrich Seuse
- Dutch and Flemish
- This book of hours was written in Dutch in the fifteenth century for the use of Utrecht. The Hours of the Virgin and of the Cross are accompanied here by the Dutch translation of Henry Suso's "Cursus aeternae sapientiae," a text that was particularly popular for private devotion in the Netherlands. Once owned by the English collector Lord Amherst, the manuscript is exceptional for its extensive illumination. Webs of foliage cover every margin, most sprouting medallions containing flora and fauna. The divisions in the text are marked by twenty richly painted full-page miniatures, often accompanied by related marginalia. Further illumination in the form of historiated and foliate initials marks minor breaks in the text, and the overall effect is a visual feast for the reader.
For full description, see http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W167/description.html
- 1400 to 1500
- Walters Art Museum