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Book/Printed Material Kacmarcik Book of Hours. Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae

About this Item


  • Kacmarcik Book of Hours.

Other Title

  • Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae


  • This manuscript, known as the Kacmarcik Book of Hours, was produced in the early 16th century by an atelier (workshop) in Rouen, France. The miniatures manifest influences from workshops in Paris and Tours and feature rich colors and gold illumination. It is thought that these ateliers employed assembly-line production methods, meaning that several different illuminators may have worked under the supervision of a master miniaturist in order to keep the presentation consistent. The text of the Kacmarcik Book of Hours reflects the influence of the liturgical customs of Sarum (Salisbury in England) in its calendar of saints and in the addition of the devotional Hours of the Holy Cross and the Holy Spirit between daily Lauds and Prime. The English occupation of France after the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 engendered such cross-fertilization between liturgical traditions. This arrangement of devotional texts accounts for the somewhat unusual placement of images of the Crucifixion and the Descent of the Holy Ghost between images of the Visitation and the Nativity of Christ.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1500 to 1550]


  • -  France--Haute-Normandie--Rouen
  • -  1500 to 1550
  • -  Books of hours
  • -  Illuminations
  • -  Liturgies
  • -  Miniatures (Illuminations)
  • -  Prayers


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 141 leaves : illustrations ; 16 x 11 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Arca Artium Rare Books

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667833

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Kacmarcik Book of Hours. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1550, 1500] Pdf.

APA citation style:

(1500) Kacmarcik Book of Hours. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1550] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Kacmarcik Book of Hours. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1550, 1500] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.