This group of leaves and numerous others now in private hands survive from what must have been an extraordinarily rich book of hours. The elaborate Passion cycle and Suffrages point to an important
commission. Internal evidence within the original calendar and texts indicates that Metz was the
probable place of production.
Stylistically, the illuminations appear to come from the workshop of Henri dâ€™Orquevaulx, a documented
Metz manuscript painter. Little is known about dâ€™Orquevaulxâ€™s life or career. Compositionally, structurally, as well as stylistically, the miniatures suggest strong links to Netherlandish illumination. It is not known whether dâ€™Orquevaulx came originally from the Netherlands or whether he simply worked or trained there at some point in his career.