Bestiary

Record ID: 
145750
Accession number: 
MS M.459
Title: 
Bestiary
Created: 
Northern Italy, ca. 1290.
Binding: 
Previously: 20th-century green leather over boards by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered on spine: Fournival - Bestiaire d'Amour - M 459. Present binding: rebound in the Thaw Conservation Center, 2011; sewn into handmade paper wrapper.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1911.
Description: 
32 leaves (1 column, 34 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 270 x 202 mm
Provenance: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Léon Gruel in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. amorous verse; written and illuminated in northern Italy, ca. 1290.
Decoration: 3 large (2-column, half-page) drawings; 112 smaller drawings in the text; 3 inhabited initials; Northern Italian gothic style.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Old French
Century: 
Classification: