Lot n° 233
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WORKSHOPS OF THE MARKET late 15th century.... - Lot 233 - Osenat
WORKSHOPS OF THE MARKET late 15th century. Early 16th century Important medieval tapestry panel. Technical characteristics : in wool and silk Scene of deer hunting Drawn and inspired by the illustrious treatise of Gaston Phebus 235 x 310 cm (Restorations) Note : Aubusson region: whose economic development was initiated by Jeanne de France, second daughter of King Louis XI ) Bibliography : The Hunting Book was written, or more exactly dictated to a copyist, from 1387 to 1389 by Gaston Phébus, Count of Foix. This man with a complex personality and an eventful life, which the historian Jean Froissart evokes in his famous Chronicles, was, like all the lords of the Middle Ages, a great hunter and a great lover of venery and falconry. The work that he composed with great care at the age of fifty-seven was, until the end of the 16th century, the breviary of all the followers of the art of hunting or hunting art. In fact, there are few works intended for teaching purposes which have a wealth of illustration comparable to that of the Bibles. The success of this work was amplified by the beginnings of printing, and in the eighteenth century the naturalist Buffon was still using it. The text is written in excellent French punctuated by a few Norman-Picard characters, whereas the mother tongue of the Count of Foix was the langue d'oc, spoken at the end of the fourteenth century in the county of Foix.
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