15th C. Bartomolé Bermejo,  Tryptich of the Cathedral de Acqui Terme, . detail

15th C. Bartomolé Bermejo, Tryptich of the Cathedral de Acqui Terme, . detail

Love in the Garden - 1400s Hortus Conclusus Garden or Garden of Love  c 1487-95 Artist Unknown British Library, London, Harley 4425   f. 12v   Garden of Earthly Pleasures This is a manor house garden of the medieval period.  The non religios secluded garden, or …

Love in the Garden - 1400s Hortus Conclusus Garden or Garden of Love c 1487-95 Artist Unknown British Library, London, Harley 4425 f. 12v Garden of Earthly Pleasures This is a manor house garden of the medieval period. The non religios secluded garden, or …

Charles the Bold receiving the presentation copy of the book in a "chambre á parer" with an enclosed garden in the background. Note the sideboard with masses of plate, the chained monkey, the dog at the duke's feet, and two men standing about with falcons. Miniature by Loyset Liédet c. 1468-79. Presentation page of Vasco de Lucena's trans. of Quintus Curtius's Livre des fais d'Alexandre le grant (Paris, BN MS fr. 22547, f. 1)

Charles the Bold receiving the presentation copy of the book in a "chambre á parer" with an enclosed garden in the background. Note the sideboard with masses of plate, the chained monkey, the dog at the duke's feet, and two men standing about with falcons. Miniature by Loyset Liédet c. 1468-79. Presentation page of Vasco de Lucena's trans. of Quintus Curtius's Livre des fais d'Alexandre le grant (Paris, BN MS fr. 22547, f. 1)

Philip the Good of Burgundy arranged his palaces on the French plan: here he receives a book while seated on a throne under a cloth of estate in the "chambre à parer" or "chamber parement": the central, most formal & public space. Access is by a monumental staircase, the "grande vis." Within lies an inner room with a bed, the French "chambre du roi." Miniature attrib. to Loyset Liedet, by 1472, in David Aubert's Histoire de Charles Martel. Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, ms. 6, fol. 9

Philip the Good of Burgundy arranged his palaces on the French plan: here he receives a book while seated on a throne under a cloth of estate in the "chambre à parer" or "chamber parement": the central, most formal & public space. Access is by a monumental staircase, the "grande vis." Within lies an inner room with a bed, the French "chambre du roi." Miniature attrib. to Loyset Liedet, by 1472, in David Aubert's Histoire de Charles Martel. Brussels, Bibliothèque royale, ms. 6, fol. 9

"Book of Hunting" in the second half of the 14th century however the manuscript this illustration is taken from is from the early 15th century.

"Book of Hunting" in the second half of the 14th century however the manuscript this illustration is taken from is from the early 15th century.

Feast at a hunt. Gaston Phoebus. Book of hunting. Before 1476, French. Paris, Bibl. Mazarine, ms. 3717, f. 53v

Feast at a hunt. Gaston Phoebus. Book of hunting. Before 1476, French. Paris, Bibl. Mazarine, ms. 3717, f. 53v

Jean de Croy (tentative identification, but I'm going with it). Captain general & grand bailiff of Hainaut. He holds a staff of military command & wears the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, of which he was an original member. Accounts record his payments as part of the Chroniques de Hainaut project. By Rogier van der Weyden, 1447 (Brussels). Frontispiece of the Chroniques de Hainaut. Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels: MS 9242.

Jean de Croy (tentative identification, but I'm going with it). Captain general & grand bailiff of Hainaut. He holds a staff of military command & wears the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, of which he was an original member. Accounts record his payments as part of the Chroniques de Hainaut project. By Rogier van der Weyden, 1447 (Brussels). Frontispiece of the Chroniques de Hainaut. Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels: MS 9242.

A Burgundian Alexander weds Roxanne in a 15th-century Flemish palace. Miniature by Loyset Liédet c. 1468-79, from Vasco de Lucena's Livre des fais d'Alexandre le grant (French trans. of Quintus Curtius's Historiae Alexandri Magni). Paris, BN MS fr. 22547, f. 195v

A Burgundian Alexander weds Roxanne in a 15th-century Flemish palace. Miniature by Loyset Liédet c. 1468-79, from Vasco de Lucena's Livre des fais d'Alexandre le grant (French trans. of Quintus Curtius's Historiae Alexandri Magni). Paris, BN MS fr. 22547, f. 195v

Andrea Mantegna, fresco in the Camera degli Sposi, detail of Ludovico Gonzaga,1465-1474 He is wearing white painted greaves and probably has a cuirasse under his giornea. This was pointed out by Chris Dobson.

Andrea Mantegna, fresco in the Camera degli Sposi, detail of Ludovico Gonzaga,1465-1474 He is wearing white painted greaves and probably has a cuirasse under his giornea. This was pointed out by Chris Dobson.

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