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. 77v
Miniature in right column:
Jean de Meun, name inscribed in scroll, wearing cap, as scribe, sits on chair, holding object or inkwell in left hand and writing with stylus in right hand on open book of pseudo-inscriptions on slanted desk; grass.
Figure against diapered background within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in blue, red, and blue, CI COMMENCE MAISTRE JEHAN DE MEUN A PAR FAIRE LE ROUMANT DE LA ROSE QUE GUILLEME DE LORRIS COMMENCE.
Below miniature, blue initial E with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, ET POUR CE QUE BIEN POURROIT ESTRE / QUE CIL JEHAN QUI EST A NESTRE / …
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