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Title [Modern copy of a miniature]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Maker Wing;C.M.;
Date (20th century copy of a late 14th century miniature)
Id Number Current Accession F.25
Id Number Current Repository 1210
Inscription T.E.B. number "5687a" (see administration)
Location Creation Site The original was probably made in Northern France (or Belgium)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Notes Mounted. Women in 15th century Burgundian dress (hanging sleeves, headdress'); Star of David and fleur-de-lis motifs, large codex/book, beds and rugs. This is in fact a copy of a small miniature which is held in the British Library, Wing may have made drawings from before the actual object though the colours are probably a shade more vibrant than the original. The miniature shows Christine de Pisan offering her book to Ysabeau of Bavaria. Christine de Pisan wrote delicate love poetry at a time when literature and the visual arts were particularly flourishing in France.
This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes Women in 15th century Burgundian dress (hanging sleeves and headdress); Star of David and fleur-de-lis motifs, large codex/book, beds and rugs. Christine de Pisan (the French poet) can be seen (in the blue dress) handing a book, probably containing her poetry to Ysabeau of Bavaria, seated on the left in a lavishly embroidered burgundy dress.
Manuscript Notes A brief yet lavishly illustrated history of the European Illuminated Manuscript. There are a number of examples in this book which are similar to, or the same as, some of the examples in the Central St.Martin's Special Collection.
Relation References Book: Gill;D.M., Illuminated Manuscripts, First Edition, Discovering Art, Brockhampton Press. 1996.
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Technique Paint on paper.
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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