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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 23v

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Friend comforting Lover -- Lover, labelled on scroll, stands with left hand on breast; Friend, labelled on scroll, absent.
Figure against diapered background, within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, ECCE COMPAIGNE CY. CEST L’AMANT.
Below miniature, gold initial I with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, IE REMENS D’IRE ET DEDUEL PLAIN / SOUUENT PLEURE SOUUENT ME PLAIN / …

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