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The Black Hours, ca 1470, held by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York

This Book of Hours, referred to as the Black Hours, is one of a small handful of manuscripts written and illuminated on vellum that is stained or painted black. The result is quite arresting. The text is written in silver and gold, with gilt initials and line endings composed of chartreuse panels enlivened with yellow filigree. Gold foliage on a monochromatic blue background makes up the borders. The miniatures are executed in a restricted palette of blue, old rose, and light flesh tones, with dashes of green, gray, and white.

View a full digital facsimile at the link above.
Another similar manuscript, the ca. 1470 Black Hours of Charles the Bold, is available for online viewing as well, care of D & D Galleries of New Jersey.

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The Black Hours, ca 1470, held by the Morgan Library & Museum in New York

This Book of Hours, referred to as the Black Hours, is one of a small handful of manuscripts written and illuminated on vellum that is stained or painted black. The result is quite arresting. The text is written in silver and gold, with gilt initials and line endings composed of chartreuse panels enlivened with yellow filigree. Gold foliage on a monochromatic blue background makes up the borders. The miniatures are executed in a restricted palette of blue, old rose, and light flesh tones, with dashes of green, gray, and white.

View a full digital facsimile at the link above.

Another similar manuscript, the ca. 1470 Black Hours of Charles the Bold, is available for online viewing as well, care of D & D Galleries of New Jersey.