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Jupiter and Saturn (in the original ancient version: Saturn and Uranus)  'ce chapitre est des ymages et des signes que les anciens assignoyent aux dieux et des deesses selon les aultres poetes'  Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498 (BnF, Français 143, fol. 28r)

Jupiter and Saturn (in the original ancient version: Saturn and Uranus) 'ce chapitre est des ymages et des signes que les anciens assignoyent aux dieux et des deesses selon les aultres poetes' Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498 (BnF, Français 143, fol. 28r)

Cerberus, Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498 (BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v)

Cerberus, Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498 (BnF, Français 143, fol. 136v)

Argus Panoptes. Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498 (BnF, Français 143, fol. 112v)

Argus Panoptes. Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498 (BnF, Français 143, fol. 112v)

Bat, Frederick II, De arte venandi cum avibus, France ca. 1310 (BnF, Français 12400, fol. 75v)

Bat, Frederick II, De arte venandi cum avibus, France ca. 1310 (BnF, Français 12400, fol. 75v)

“Saturn Devouring His Children” (detail) by Robinet Testard (circa 1496-1498)

“Saturn Devouring His Children” (detail) by Robinet Testard (circa 1496-1498)

Book of the Tournament, Francais 2692, fol. 70v King Rene d Anjou Bibliotheque Nationale de France by Lisette la Roux Projects, via Flickr

Book of the Tournament, Francais 2692, fol. 70v King Rene d Anjou Bibliotheque Nationale de France by Lisette la Roux Projects, via Flickr

Bodleian, MS. Douce 195, detail of f. 109v (“Watched by Pity, Frankness, a woman on horseback, attacks the male Danger (Reserve) with her lance”). Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le roman de la rose. France, end of the 15th century.

Bodleian, MS. Douce 195, detail of f. 109v (“Watched by Pity, Frankness, a woman on horseback, attacks the male Danger (Reserve) with her lance”). Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le roman de la rose. France, end of the 15th century.

Sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie (confusion fréquente de sainte Marguerite avec saint Catherine) c.1400. France. Bib. de Toulouse.mg0012 by tony harrison, via Flickr

Sainte Catherine d'Alexandrie (confusion fréquente de sainte Marguerite avec saint Catherine) c.1400. France. Bib. de Toulouse.mg0012 by tony harrison, via Flickr

Month, Occupation: July -- Two men, one holding sickle, harvest grain. Scene in landscape setting within decorated medallion in lower margin (bas-de-page). Morgan LibraryMS M.358 Book of hours (Ms. Pierpont Morgan Library. M.358) Title: Book of hours. Published/Created: Provence, France, ca. 1440-1450.

Month, Occupation: July -- Two men, one holding sickle, harvest grain. Scene in landscape setting within decorated medallion in lower margin (bas-de-page). Morgan LibraryMS M.358 Book of hours (Ms. Pierpont Morgan Library. M.358) Title: Book of hours. Published/Created: Provence, France, ca. 1440-1450.

Oenone, with a grassy lawn visible behind her -- Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°23v "Les XXI Epistres des Dames illustres traduicttes d’Ovide par le Reverend Pere en Dieu Monseigneur l’Evesque de Angoulesme" -- Translated by Octavien de Saint Gelais, written in France at the turn of the fifteenth century

Oenone, with a grassy lawn visible behind her -- Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°23v "Les XXI Epistres des Dames illustres traduicttes d’Ovide par le Reverend Pere en Dieu Monseigneur l’Evesque de Angoulesme" -- Translated by Octavien de Saint Gelais, written in France at the turn of the fifteenth century

Speculum humanae salvationis, France 1470-1480. Marseille, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 89, fol. 41v.

Speculum humanae salvationis, France 1470-1480. Marseille, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 89, fol. 41v.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 244, detail of f. 76r (Crowning of Proserpine). Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea. Paris, c.1480-1490. Artist: Jacques de Besançon.

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 244, detail of f. 76r (Crowning of Proserpine). Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea. Paris, c.1480-1490. Artist: Jacques de Besançon.

Irene, daughter of Cratinus, painting a picture of a boy. Giovanni Baccaccio. France 15th cent. Royal 20. BL by tony harrison, via Flickr

Irene, daughter of Cratinus, painting a picture of a boy. Giovanni Baccaccio. France 15th cent. Royal 20. BL by tony harrison, via Flickr