(photo on external web page)
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LITERATURE
Modern
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus CyclesLondon, British Library, Royal 20 C V
Boccaccio, GiovanniDe claris mulieribus cap. 66: Marcia, Daughter of Varro
SOCIAL LIFE
Domestic life
Levée, Toilet
Art
Artists at workMiscellaneous
Further details
The illumination is modelled after an earlier manuscript in which Marcia is painting her self portrait, BnF Fr. 12420, f.101v. It appears that here the illuminator did not quite understand what was going on and instead depicted her combing her hair while gazing in the mirror.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Master of Boethius BnF fr. 12459
DATE
circa 1410
LOCATION
London, British Library → Royal 20 C V, fol. 104r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Boccaccio, GiovanniDes cleres et nobles femmes
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RELATIONS
BL Detailed record
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation. Images on external web-page, kindly provided by the British Library.
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