- Walters Ms. W.111, Franciscan Liturgical Psalter
- Latin and German
- This Psalter was made for Franciscan use in Cologne in the late thirteenth century. It was owned in the late fifteenth or sixteenth century by the Augustinian nuns of St. Cecilia in Cologne, who added the calendar, the Breviary texts, prayers, and the Collect at the end. The manuscript is written in Latin and in the Ripuarisch dialect spoken in the Cologne region. The style of the historiated initials, as well as that of the bar borders topped with grotesques, closely resembles the style of Walters Ms. W.41 and of the two graduals made for the Franciscans of Cologne in 1299 by Johannes von Valkenburg (Cologne, Diözesanbibliothek, Ms. 1B, and Bonn, Universitätsbibliothek, Ms. 384). It is a well-preserved example of High Gothic illumination in Cologne.
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- 1275 to 1299
- Walters Art Museum
- Walters Ms. W.513, Prayer book
- Klauber, Joseph Sebastian, ca. 1700-1768, Klauber, Johann Baptist, 1712-ca. 1787, Tardieu, Nicolas Henri, 1674-1749, Pfeffel, Johann Andreas, 1674-1748, and Göz, Gottfried Bernhard, 1708-1774
- German and Latin
- This late manuscript in many ways resembles a printed book, with page numbers, chapter headings, and an extensive table of contents. The book was intended for young women and contains a wide variety of prayers, teachings, and reflections. It is illustrated throughout with inserted engravings by a number of artists, evidently cut from other books; most bear the names of the artists, and many have numberings from their original editions. An ownership inscription at the back of the manuscript bears the date 1772, and one of the engravings (on fol. 84r) contains the date 1754, suggesting that the manuscript was created in the third quarter of the eighteenth century.
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- 1754 to 1772
- Walters Art Museum