225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 2v
Miniature in left column:
1) Roman de la Rose: Covetousness -- Personification of Covetousness, labelled in scroll, wearing kerchief, sits on bench, extending hands to chest in which are gold coins and objects, beside locked chest.
Figure in room, within gold frame decorated with foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in blue and red, CESTE YMAGE EST COUUOITOISE.
Below miniature, gold initial A with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, APPRES FU PAINTE COUUOITISE / CEST CELLE QUI LES GENS ATISE / ...
Miniature in right column:
2) Roman de la Rose: Avarice -- Personification of Avarice, labelled in scroll, as old woman, wearing veil around her head and tattered, belted garment, turning head around up toward two garments folded over rod, sits on bench between two chests, one opened, displaying gold coins, and the other locked.
Figure on grass within gold frame decorated with foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, ET CESTE ... [AU]ARICE.
Below miniature, blue initial U with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, UN AUTRE YMAGE Y OUT ASSISE / COSTE A COSTE DE COUUOITISE / …
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