The Hours of Isabella Stuart

Penitential Psalms and scenes from the Pilgrimage of the Human Life

Texts and Images

The seven Penitential Psalms (6, 31, 37, 50, 101, 129, 142) were recited as prayers of contrition. The first of them opens with a large miniature of the Trinity. Every page has a marginal miniature from the cycle illustrating the French poem Pilgrimage of the Human Life.