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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 26v

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness speaking with Welcome -- Personification of Frankness, wearing cape, presents Lover with right arm grasped by right hand of Personification of Welcome at entrance of wicker fence enclosing garden of roses.
Scene against diapered background of gold fleurs-de-lis on blue background, within frame decorated with two tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Miniature at beginning of text, LORS EST A BELACUEIL ALEE / FRANCHISE LA BIEN ENPARLEE / …

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