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Bedford Master (active c. early 15th century)

The Sobieski Hours c. 1430-40

RCIN 1142248

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This book of hours, largely illustrated by one of the greatest fifteenthcentury artists, the Bedford Master, was inherited by Cardinal Henry Stuart, second son of James II, from his mother Maria Sobieska. Although the cardinal claimed the British throne as Henry IX, George III awarded him a pension. In gratitude York bequeathed this manuscript to George, Prince of Wales. Bequeathed to George by Henry Stuart, Cardinal York