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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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England, perhaps London, ca. 1470
MS M.126 fol. 68r

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Confessio Amantis: Scene, Dido committing Suicide -- Dido, wearing butterfly headdress and fur lined gown, holds with both hands, point of sword at her breast. She stands on rocky shore; small boat rowed by two men moves away from shore, near ship on which are three men, one possibly Aeneas.
In background is city beneath blue sky with stars.
Champie initial A with spray-work.

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