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Country of Location:
Country of Location
Switzerland
Location:
Location
Genève
Library / Collection:
Library / Collection
Bibliothèque de Genève
Shelfmark:
Shelfmark
Ms. fr. 179
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Jean d’Auton, Epistre d’Hector au roy
Caption:
Caption
Parchment · I + 14 ff. · 25.5 x 17.3 cm · Lyon · around 1511
Language:
Language
French
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
In 1511, the Benedictine Jean d'Auton (around 1466-1528), chronicler at the court of Louis XII, initiated a contest to write fictional letters to the king. For this contest, he wrote the Epistre d'Hector au roy, which was answered, among others, by Jean Lemaire de Belges with his Epistre du roy Loys à Hector. This Geneva manuscript begins with a full-page illustration, executed by an artist named Maître des Entrées, active in Lyon. It depicts Hector presenting a book to a satyr in front of an army of soldiers in armor, some of whom are crowned with the poets’ laurel wreath. The numerous references to antiquity, textual as well as visual, are typical for the humanist milieu of Lyon, which included the owner of this manuscript, Jean Sala, half-brother of the famous author and antiquities enthusiast Pierre Sala. (rou)
Standard description:
Standard description
Brigitte Roux, e-codices, 2019.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-bge-fr0179 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-bge-fr0179)
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Permanent link
https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bge/fr0179
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Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. fr. 179: Jean d’Auton, Epistre d’Hector au roy (https://e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bge/fr0179).
Online Since:
Online Since
10/10/2019
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Document Type:
Document Type
Manuscript
Century:
Century
16th century
Decoration:
Decoration
Figurative, Full Page, Initial, Ornamental
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