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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 239, f. 256v (‘Pinuccio deceiving the innkeeper’). Boccaccio, The Decameron (Ninth Day: Sixth Story). France, 2nd quarter of the 15th century.

The Chansonnier Cordiforme (1470s) or Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu is a cordiform (heart-shaped) music manuscript. Manuscript on parchment. Opens into a butterfly composed of the hearts of the two lovers who send love messages to one another in each one of the songs. The songs in French and Italian, written for different voices, are the work of some of the finest medieval composers. When the word “heart” appears in the texts, it is represented by a delicate pictogram.

Transgressing the Boundaries of Holiness: Sexual Deviance in the Early Medieval Penitential Handbooks of Ireland, England and France 500-100...

The bag. And a lovely dress. MINIATURIST, Italian Cecco d'Ascoli: Acerba 1380s Manuscript (Plut. 40. 52.) Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600987412228/ | http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600987411953/ | Marie de Bourgogne, Duchesse de Bourgogne (1457-1482), daughter of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy from the House of Valois-Burgundy and Isabella de Bourbon | http://www.pinterest.com/pin/138837600984882557/

Miniatures of women artists from the 1400s - a collection of images in one blog post - It's About Time: 1400s Women Artists

Bodleian Library MS. Douce 195 Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet Testard, French, late 15th century

THREE MINIATURES FROM AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT OF MARTIN LE FRANC, L’ESTRIF DE FORTUNE ET DE VERTU, IN FRENCH, ON VELLUM [CENTRAL FRANCE (PROBABLY TOURS, POSSIBLY LYON), C.1470-80]

C-Zénobie, reine de Palmyre, chassant (ZENOBIA, queen of Palmyra) -- Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), Le Livre des cleres et nobles femmes, v. 1488-1496, Cognac (France), traducteur anonyme. -- Illustrations painted by Robinet Testard -- BnF Français 599 fol. 86

“In Canavesio’s vivid fifteenth-century mural in Notre Dame des Fontaines in La Brigue, France, we witness Judas hanging from an olive tree after the betrayal of Jesus. While a demon is shown extracting a miniature replica of Judas from the entrails of the suspended body of the betrayer — epitomising the eternal recurrence of the same — the olive tree symbolises the tree of the crucifix from which Jesus simultaneously hangs in redemptive death.

Phaedra, examining the point of her pen -- Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°17 "Les XXI Epistres des Dames illustres traduicttes d’Ovide par le Reverend Pere en Dieu Monseigneur l’Evesque de Angoulesme" -- Translated by Octavien de Saint Gelais, written in France at the turn of the fifteenth century

Nice hosen. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Latin 1173, two initials from f. 52r. Horae ad usum Parisiensem. France, 1475-1500.

Sempronia---Giovanni Boccaccio Title Des cleres et nobles femmes, De claris mulieribus in an anonymous French translation Origin France, Central (Paris) Date 1st quarter of the 15th century Language French

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 606 f. 6. Christine de Pizan. Épître d’Othéa. Paris, c.1406. ‘The influence of Venus’.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 28. f. 66v (Noah’s ark). St Augustine, De civitate dei. Rouen, 3rd quarter of the 15th century.