Single leaf, Débat entre deux dames

Record ID: 
304834
Accession number: 
MS M.1176
Title: 
Single leaf, Débat entre deux dames
Created: 
Paris, France, between 1527 and 1530.
Credit: 
Purchased on a grant provided by the Bernard H. Breslauer Foundation, 2011.
Description: 
1 leaf : vellum, ill., matted ; 270 x 205 mm
Provenance: 
De Leclerc, a French dealer, in whose hands the manuscript (or the four miniatures?) was in an eighteenth-century black morocco binding; Henri Gallice, 1894, who had the codex's four miniatures bound and slipcased in red morocco by Saulnier; Marcel Jeanson, MS 112; his sale, Monaco, Sotheby's, 28 February-1 March 1987, lot 157 (Bibliothèque Marcel Jeanson: Première partie, Chasse); Bruce Ferrini and Sam Fogg (Akron, Ohio, Bruce Ferrini Rare Books, and London, Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts, Medieval & Renaissance Miniature Painting (catalogue written by Sandra Hindman), 1988, 68-73, 133-34, no. 34, illus.); Ferrini/Fogg disbound the four miniatures and sold them separately. This leaf: Paris, Les Enluminures.
Notes: 

Ms. single leaf written and illuminated in Paris, France, between 1527 and 1530.
This miniature comes from the unique illuminated copy of Crétin's poem on hunting with dogs versus birds.
Texts: recto: 11 lines of the end of section three; verso: 6 lines of the beginning of section four.
Decoration: on the recto: 1 tailpiece; on the verso: 1 large miniature with architectural border.
Miniature: The Judgment of the Count of Tancarville (Handing his decision to a messenger is the count of Tancarville, who had been asked to settle the debate; dogs win.)
Artist: Master of François de Rohan.
The codex originally contained four miniatures. The first miniature is in the Cleveland Museum of Art (acc. no. 91.157); the second and third are in an American private collection.
Revised: 2016

Variant Title: 

Debate between two women on the pastimes of hunting with dogs versus birds

Script: 
bâtarde
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: