Book of Hours, about 1501. Museum no. RC.H.13

Book of Hours, about 1501. Museum no. RC.H.13

Book of Hours
Print and metal-cut on parchment
Paris, France
About 1501
Museum no. RC.H.13

A book of hours had a cycle of prayers for use throughout the day. In the mid-1480s the wealthier Paris publishers began to produce versions crammed with printed ornament and images. They were a colossal publishing success. Philippe Pigouchet printed this one for Simon Vostre, a bookseller in the Rue Neuve Notre Dame.