[Livre des trois vertues]
|Creator:||Christine, de Pizan, ca. 1364-ca. 1431 Rambures Master, fl. 1454-1475|
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Script: Written in batarde, with elaborate flourishes and cadeaux in upper and lower margins.
The manuscript includes four miniatures which are among the finest by the Master of Amiens 200, active in Hesdin and Mons and possibly in Amiens in the third quarter of the fifteenth century. Four half-page miniatures, each with a 6- to 4-line initial, blue with white highlights, filled with red, blue and green ivy, against an irregular gold ground, edged in black, some with cusping. Initial on f. 1r with arms of Crevecoeur family (gules, 3 chevrons or) added later. Folios with miniatures have a blue and gold bar in inner margin, with diamond-shaped terminals and regularly spaced blocks of black hair-spray with two gold ivy leaves in margin; the other three margins with red, blue and green acanthus, with some gold, red and blue flowers, birds, insects, surrounded by blue and gold ivy leaves. 2-line initials, gold, filled with pink or blue against irregular, cusped blue or pink grounds with white filigree. Rubrics throughout.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Red, straight-grained goatskin gold-tooled with black onlays over the bands. Light blue, watered silk doublures and gilt edges. Bound by Bozerian (Paris, 1793-1817). Armorial binding of comte L. L. Pajot d'Ons-en-Bray.
Belonged to Baron Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934; MS 12). Purchased from H. P. Kraus in 1968, as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.
Four half-page miniatures: f. 1r Three virtues before Christine de Pizan, f. 16r Princesses seated around Dame Prudence, f. 49v Courtly and noble women seated before three Virtues, f. 72r Bourgeois and common women seated before three Virtues.
Manuscript on parchment (trimmed).
Parchment, ff. ii (paper) + i (parchment) + 96 + i (parchment) + ii (paper)
354 x 263 (216 x 160) mm.
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