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Grandes chroniques de France
Northern France, 1410-1412
MS M.536 fol. 2r
Grandes chroniques de France, Book I, Chapter 1.
1) Legend, Trojan War: Departure from Troy -- King and queen, both crowned, sail in ship with other figures, including two knights. Second ship sails in background. Three castles stand on shore.
2) Legend, Trojan War: Departure from Troy -- Group of men sail in ship. Second ship sails beside them. Three castles stand on shore.
3) Legend, Trojan War: Departure from Troy -- Three ships, filled with men, at sea.
4) Charles VI of France: Scene, receiving Grandes chroniques de France -- Man, kneeling, presents book held in both hands to Charles VI of France, crowned, enthroned before patterned fabric. Four male courtiers stand in background.
Scenes 1-3 may include mythic figures such as Aeneas, Helenus, Antenor, and/or Helen.
Scenes set into quadripartite miniature within gold frame.
Page decorated with foliate border.
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