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Paris, Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, MS 623

Missel of Saint-Magloire

In August of 1412, Jean de La Croix and his wife founded a perpetual mass in the chapel of the Assumption and of Saint Eustache in the church of Saint Magloire. The missal was donated at this time. Bibliography: Paris 1400, p. 291, no. 182.

f. 213Av : note how the banderoll in Ars. 623 reads "vere filius dey erat iste" This agrees with the corresponding banderoll in the Bedford Hours (fols. 144 and 240) and Keble College, MS 39 f. 105v, while the Boucicaut Hours spells Dei with an i instead of a y.

Meiss, 1968, p. 39: With a knowledge of other sources of the Bedford style in mind we may safely say that the Magloire Crucifixion owes its monumentality also to the painting in the Boucicaut Hours. The latter, or a similar Boucicaut painting, was certainly familiar to Parisian painters by 1411. This fact supports our conclusion that the Boucicaut Hours was painted in the second lustrum of the century.

Compare to the Livre de Merveilles miniature of the Crucifixion (illustrated Meiss, 1968, fig. 93)

Heidelberg, Universitätbiliothek, cod. sal. IXa, f. 108


Bedford Hours, f. 240: Crucifixion

Bedford Hours, f.144: Crucifixion/

Boucicaut Hours, f. 105v

Note that the rinceaux in the middle of the lower border seems to be added. There was perhaps a space left for an armorial, but then the penned rinceaux was added. This rinceaux is in a different hand from the rest of the page. Compare it to the College de Fortet page.

Oxford, Keble College, MS 39, f. 105v

Paris, Mazarine, MS 469, f. 110