Morgan Library, MS M.932
(Le Roman de Renart)


Produced: Northern France, 1375-1400
Current Location: Morgan Library, New York, New York, USA
Manuscript Type: Fables
Language: Middle French
Folios: 142
Illustrated: No
Media: Parchment
Script: Bastarda
Dimensions: Height: 28.1 cm Width: 19.5 cm


The Romance of Reynard the Fox in French verse.

Le Roman de Renart: secular romance, in French verse; written and decorated in northern France in the third quarter of the 15th century. Written in brown ink by a single scribe; probably was copied from a manuscript now in the British Library (Additional MS 15229). Decoration: 15 initials in red and blue with penwork ornament; numerous smaller penwork initials to indicate paragraphs. The illumination of M.932 is unfinished. Spaces have been provided for 14 miniatures, but these were never executed. - [Morgan Library catalog]

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