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Penitential Psalms, Litany, and Other Prayers

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A book of Penitential Psalms, the Litany, and other prayers with 92 folios (ff.) and 7 leaves. f. 1 (slightly later addition): Pateant aures misericordiae tuae… f. 1v: blank ff. 2 - 3: St. Jerome, on the Seven Penitential Psalms f. 3v: blank ff. 4 - 28: 7 Penitential Psalms ff. 28 - 55v:...

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Frances D. Bruen (Mrs. Charles C. Perkins)(d. 1909) [see note 1]; 1909, by descent to her son Charles B. Perkins [see note 2]; 1922, sold by Charles B. Perkins to the MFA for $1500 [see note 3]. (Accession date: March 2, 1922) NOTES: [1] It is possible that Frances D. Bruen inherited the manuscript from her father, Matthias Bruen (1793 - 1829), New York City, NY, although the manuscript does not hold his bookplate or signature. [2] Lent by Mrs. Charles C. Perkins to the MFA, November 27, 1895. After her death, this manuscript was transferred to her son, Charles B. Perkins, and returned to him on March 23, 1921. [3] MFA accession numbers 22.375-22.379 were purchased together for $1500.

Credit Line

Frank S. Adams Fund

Italian (Venice), Medieval (Late Gothic)/early Renaissance, about 1480

  • Attributed to Pico Master, Italian (active in Venice), 1475–1500
Place of Manufacture

Venice, Italy


Overall (page dimensions): 11.3 x 7.9 cm (4 7/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and pencil (early) with gold on parchment; bindings of french black morocco with gilding




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