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Northeastern France, 1425-1430
MS M.396. Fol. 001v

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Guillaume de Machaut, Prologue: Scene, Love, with Affection, Pleasure, and Hope -- Guillaume de Machaut, wearing cap, seated on draped chair at desk on which is writing stand supporting open book with pseudo-inscriptions and other books.
To right approaches Personification of Love, winged, with right hand raised and with left hand grasping and leading right hand of Personification of Affection (Sweet Thought), wearing draped headgear, left arm grasped by Pleasure or Hope, each wearing butterfly headdress, looking toward one another.

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