The Hours of Isabella Stuart

Hours of the Holy Spirit and scenes from the Pilgrimage of the Human Life

Texts and Images

This text, celebrating the role of the Holy Spirit in human salvation, is included here in its short version of seven rather than eight canonical hours. It opens with a large miniature of Pentecost, the standard image for this text in Books of Hours. Every page has a marginal miniature from the cycle illustrating the French poem Pilgrimage of the Human Life.