Christine, de Pisan (1365-1429)
This manuscript, commissioned by the bibliophile Antoine of Bourgogne in 1460, contains the Epître d'Othea by Christine de Pisan, decorated with about a hundred masterful miniatures (a complete pictorial cycle). One of these contains the dedication of the work and shows four figures, identifiable as Philip the Good, Charles the Brave, and two of Philip's illegitimate sons, David and Anthony of Burgundy.
Online Since: 07/25/2006
- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Bourgogne, Antoine de (Patron) | Christine, de Pisan (Author) Found in: Standard description
Christine de Pisan, a writer and poet of great renoun, was the author of numerous works and was personally involved in the design and production of manuscripts of her works. This hold true for this codex, which contains an account of the building of a utopian city by and for women.
Online Since: 12/09/2008
- Christine, de Pisan (Author) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description