Часослов Дионоры Урбинской (Элеоноры Гонзага делла Ровере) {2181}
Hours of Dionora of Urbino (Eleonora Gonzaga della Rovere)
Note from Cockerell in BL MSS department copy of catalogue saying that there are 7 MSS in the Vatican (Codices Urb. 10, 324, 336, 365, 392, 427, 548) by the same scribe, named Mattheus Herculani de Vulterris. Note pasted into this MS says there are further examples of his work in Florence.
Note at front of MS by Alfred Fairbank ('A.F.') says that the work is too fine to be by Giulio Clovio, and must therefore be by Raphael. See James' Catalogue for dismissal of attribution to Giulio Clovio.
NB Some of the miniatures are by a later, less skilled artist.
Made for Eleanor Gonzaga della Rovere (Dionora), wife of Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (b. 1490, d. 1538; married 1509): inscribed 'Diva Dio(nora) Duci(ssa) Ur(bini)', with arms of Della Rova impaling Gonzaga, f. 14r; further inscriptions ff. 42v, 86, 138v, 165 and 205; Gonzaga arms ff. 45v, 96, and 141v; signed by the scribe Matteo Contugi of Volterra (signed 'Matthei Domini Herchullani de Vulterris', f.217)

Fountaine collection; note on f.219 signed A. Fountaine.

Purchased by Henry Yates Thompson at sale of Stuart, at Christie's, 6 July 1894, lot 139.

Sold by Henry Yates Thompson at Sotheby's, 23 March 1920, lot 64 [note in dept. cat. says MS sold to Quaritch for Ј2700].

According to Bennett this manuscript was returned shortly after the sale by Dring of Quaritch with 'a stinging note describing some of the pages as 'modern fakes', not mentioned in the sale catalogue'.

Bequeathed to the British Museum in 1941 by Mrs Henry Yates Thompson.

Лондон: библиотека Британская

London: British library
1509...20. Italy (probably Ferrara).
Language: Latin.
Script: Humanistic Book Script by Mattheus Herculani de Vulterris (Matteo Contugi of Volterra) (signed, f.217)
140х207 (83х130).
Folios: ff. 2* + 219.
Format: Codex. Vellum.
Binding: Bibliophile (red velvet). Gilt fore edge.
№ Yates Thompson MS 7.
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