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Lot nr:12
Book nr:28690
Author:[ILLUMINATION]
Title:4 manuscript pages from "Livre des quatre dames" by Maître Alain Chartier
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Year:15th century
Description:4 manuscript pages on a vellum leaf 21 x 30 cm (the 4 first pages of the text). The first two lines "ici commence le livre des quatre dames fait par maistre Alain Chartier" in red. Opens with a large miniature (73 x 90 mm), showing a lady standing by a source, in a landscape. The initial "P" opening the text has not been painted
Note:Alain Chartier (ca. 1385 - 1430) was a French poet, his earliest poem is the "Livre des quatre dames" (1416) or book of the Four Ladies. Written after the Battle of Agincourt, 4 ladies deplore the loss of their husbands in the battle. Women have been widowed or their husbands have been taken prisoner, are missing, or have become deserters. The Battle of Agincourt remains one of most famous English victories in the Hundred Years' War
Price:€4800
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