Roman de la Rose

Record ID: 
84972
Accession number: 
MS M.503
Title: 
Roman de la Rose
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1340.
Binding: 
20th-century full brown morocco; lettered: G. de Lorris et J. de Meung - Le Roman de la Rose - Manuscrit Francais - XIV siècle; in brown morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
144 leaves (2 columns, 40 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 300 x 210 mm
Provenance: 
Owned ca. 1400 by Guimet de Pestel ( partially obliterated inscription on fol. 144v); later in the 15th century owned by a "Jovany ess..." (erased inscription on last flyleaf); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Leo S. Olschki in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1340.
Texts: Roman de la Rose, begun by Guillaume de Lorris (fols. 1r - 28r) and finished by Jean de Meun (fols. 28v - 144r).
Decoration: 1 half-page and 28 small miniatures.
Artist: Richard and Mary Rouse have tentatively attributed the illustrations to Jeanne de Montbaston, a book dealer and illuminator, on circumstantial evidence.
Revised: 2015

Language: 
Old French
Century: 
Classification: