MS M.399, fol. 7v

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Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)

Ghent, Belgium
ca. 1515
172 x 125 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910

MS M.399, fol. 7v

Occupation of the month: June―Within a landscape setting, amid a flock of sheep, two men shear sheep as a third man looks on. He supports himself with a crutch, and his right hand is in sling. In the background, a path leads to buildings at the base of a hill. A deer and a rabbit are on the hill. Beside the building, a couple is seated on a bench under a tree.
The scene is within an illusionistic wood frame.


Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.