The "Strozzi"-Jarman Book of Hours


The ten recorded leaves were doubtless arranged as facing pairs:



Full-page miniatures (versos) Historiated initials (rectos)
Hours of the Virgin [1] Annunciation [2] Virgin and Child
Office of the Passion (?) [3] Carrying the Cross [4] Unknown (Christ Nailed to the Cross?)
Hours of the Cross [5] Crucifixion [6] Crucifixion

Penitential Psalms [7] David and Nathan [8] David Playing the Psaltery
Office of the Dead [9] Last Judgement [10] Funeral Service



[1] Annunciation
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, lot 199 (ill.), bought by Colnaghi for £380.
[2] Virgin and Child
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, lot 200, bought by Colnaghi for £110. 
  • Sold anonymously at Sotheby’s, 10 July 1972, lot 8.
  • Leslie Hindman Auctions (before December 2016).
  • Sotheby’s, 2 December 2003, lot 26 (col. ill.). 
  • Phillip J. Pirages; sold in 2016 to:
  • Private Collection, California.

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[3] Christ Carrying the Cross
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
[4] Subject unknown: Christ Nailed to the Cross (?)
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.


[5] Crucifixion (miniature)
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Sold anonymously at Sotheby’s, 8 July 1970, lot 32 (ill.).
[6] Crucifixion (historiated initial)
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Stuart Gerald Davis (d.1951), lent to the BFAC exhibition 1926-27.
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, 1966, lot 201, bought by Maggs for £100; Maggs, Bulletin 4 (September 1966), no.59A (ill.).


[7] David and Nathan.
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, lot 202 (ill.), bought by Colnaghi for £420.
  • Sotheby’s, 8 July 2014, lot 36 (col. ill.), unsold, re-offered at Sotheby’s, 2 December 2014, lot 38 (col. ill.).
  • Sandra Hindman; given to:
  • Chicago, Art Institute
[8] David Playing the Psaltery
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Stanley Percy Davis (d.1945); with his name in pencil on the back
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, lot 203, bought by Maggs for £70; Maggs, Bulletin 5 (April 1967), no. 16 (ill.).
  • Sold anonymously at Sotheby’s, 18 June 1991, lot 44 (col. ill.) 

[9] Last Judgement
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Stuart Gerald Davis (d.1951), lent to the Burlington Fine Arts Club exhibition 1926-27.
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, lot 204, bought by Berès for £350.
  • Pierre Berès, Manuscrits & enluminures du onzième au dix-huitième siècle (Paris [c.1974: undated, but not before March 1973; see nos. 5, 9, etc.]), no. 30 (ill.)
  • Les Enluminures, Catalogue 10: Enluminures / Illuminations [Paris, 2001], no. 42 (col. ill.)
  • Private collection, New York
[10] Funeral Service
  • John Boykett Jarman (d.1864), his sale at Sotheby's, 13 June 1864, lot 5, bought by Joseph Lilly.
  • Henry Newnham Davis (d.1873); his sale at Sotheby's, 26-27 November 1900, part of lot 198, bought by Brewer.
  • Nathaniel Newnham Davis (d.1917); sold at Sotheby’s, 11 July 1966, lot 205, bought by Maggs for £80; Maggs, Bulletin 5 (April 1967), no. 17 (ill.).
  • Sold anonymously at Sotheby’s, 18 June 2002, lot 13 (col. ill.).

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