225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 18r
Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, pearled nimbus, veiled, and Elizabeth, nimbed, veiled, embrace.
Scene against diapered background within initial D decorated with foliage and with diapered spandrels.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions.
In upper margin, two hybrid animals (trimmed).
In right margin, hybrid man, wearing tapering dunce hat, with hands behind back; escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In lower margin, seated animal beside man, wearing cap, holding mattock, looking toward dog pursuing fox with goose in jaws, running to left (Fable: Fox and Goose); escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In left margin, escutcheon of Tuchet (ermine a chevron gules).
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