Montserrat, Biblioteca de la Abadía, Ms. 53
Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Ms. Lat. 23638
Los Angeles, The Getty Museum, Ms. 3 (84.ML.83)

Munich-Montserrat Hours Facsimile Edition

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The Munich-Montserrat Hours is a small book of hours today divided between Europe and United States.

The Biblioteca de la Abadía of Montserrat (Ms. 53), preserves great part of the manuscript; the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in Munich (Ms. Lat. 23638) has the leaves containing the calendar and some miniatures; and the miniatures of the Mass of Saint Gregory and the Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian are kept at the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles (Ms. 3, 84.ML.83).

On the base of its pictorial style the manuscript is dated to the 1530s.

Simon Bening’s Storms and Floods

The renowned artist Simon Bening painted the fine miniatures that embellish this devotional book. The illuminations have a distinctive pictorial subject that focuses on landscapes. The illuminations throughout the book show Bening’s remarkable inventiveness as a painter of natural settings.

Stormy days with dramatic sweep of sea appear in the miniatures of the calendar, a section of the manuscript in which Bening explored the details of diverse atmospheric conditions.

The artist investigated new developments of the traditional representation of the months, showing an artistic originality that is visible in the iconography as well, for example in the representation of the flood or the Old Testament scenes in the cycle of the Virgin.

Binding description

Ms. 53: Gold-tooled red morocco, "Devocionar latino" on spine

Ms. Lat. 23638: Purple velvet with silver corner bosses and central medallions. Clasps.

We have 3 facsimiles of the manuscript "Munich-Montserrat Hours":

#1 Horas de Monaco-Montserrat (Triptico de Montserrat)

Salamanca: CM Editores, 2014

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

This facsimile is part of the set of three facsimiles known as "Triptico de Montserrat" (Montserrat Triptych).

The facsimile edition reenacts the manuscript in almost its original form. The surviving pages from Munich, Montserrat and Los Angeles are included in this edition.

Binding

Blue velvet decorated with gilded plates.

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#2 Triptico de Montserrat (Library Edition)

Salamanca: CM Editores, 2014

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

This facsimile is part of the set of three facsimiles known as "Triptico de Montserrat" (Montserrat Triptych).

The full set, in library edition, contains:

Binding

Blue velvet decorated with gilded plates.

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#3 Triptico de Montserrat (Deluxe Edition)

Salamanca: CM Editores, 2014

  • Commentary (Spanish)
  • This facsimile is complete (full-size color reproduction of the whole original document).

This facsimile is part of the set of three facsimiles known as "Triptico de Montserrat" (Montserrat Triptych).

The full set, in an elegant wooden box, contains:

Binding

Blue velvet decorated with gilded plates.

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