The Hours of Isabella Stuart

Hours of the Cross and scenes from the Pilgrimage of the Human Life

Texts and Images

A large Crucifixion miniature opens the Hours of the Cross which marked the specific times of the day associated with the stages in Christ’s Passion. The short version included in this volume has offices for seven rather than eight canonical hours. Every page has a marginal miniature from the cycle illustrating the French poem Pilgrimage of the Human Life.