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Detailed manuscript information (based on Pierpont Morgan Library Catalogue MSS. 1906, no. 112):
Vellum, measure 8x5.5", 1 + 189 fols, two columns 34 lines. This manuscript contains the Roman de la rose (fols 1-156r), the Testament (fols 158r-189v) by Jean de Meun.
The Duenna presents a chaplet to Fair Welcoming, who is in the castle/prison.
Height: 11 lines
Material and colors:
Gold leaf, blue, red, white, brown, black, grey
Decorated initial "L" below the miniature in gold leaf with red, blue and white decorative details inside and surrounding the letter. It also has two extenders springing upwards and downwards.
Four lines above the miniature that read: "Comment la vieille maquerele / Pourchace a l'amant sa querele / Et presente .i. jolis chapel / A belacueil le doulz et bel"
Simple gold leaf exterior frame with interior frame in blue and white. Foliate extenders appear at the right and left sides of the frame, with two "sperm" on the sides.
Background is bare, although the castle demonstrates rudimentary perspective.
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Date of production of miniature:
Similarities with other images of the corpus:
The tower also appears in the following manuscripts: BMC. Ms.0270, fol. 90v; BNCF. Codice Laurenziano Acquisti e Doni 153, fol. 150v; ÖNB. Codex 2592, fol. 87v; PML. Ms. 132, fol. 95r.
Detailed manuscript information based on Pierpont Morgan Library Catalogue Mss. 1906, no. 112.
Long robe with tight-fitting sleeves
Wimple falling over the shoulders
- Inscription on fol. 158: Johannes Marous (ca. 1525)
- Inscription on first folio: Pierre Vischer de Bâle (1773)
- Ex-libris: Bought 20 June 1995 by William Morris
- Inscription on fly-leaf, and ex-libris: Richard Bennett collection, 1897.
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