Manuscript

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 1444
(Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc / Bestiaire d'Amour)

Codicology

Produced: France, end of 13th century
Location: Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
Type: Bestiary
Language: French
Folios: 329
Author: Guillaume le Clerc / Richard de Fournival
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 28.2 cm Width: 22.5 cm
Folio 242v

Description

The illustrated Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc is on folios 240r-257r.

The illustrated Bestiaire d'amour of Richard de Fournival is on folios 258r-265v. There is at least one folio missing from the beginning; the first folio of the Bestiaire has a continuation of the wolf example rather than the prologue. This is the copy of the Bestiaire designated "E".

The illustrations are similar in both Bestiaires and may be by the same artist. The images are colored drawings in frames; many of them are damaged, with the ink scuffed and flaking off.

Contents:

  • Gossuin de Metz, Image du Monde
  • Guillaume le Clerc, Bestiaire Divin
  • Dit de l'unicorne
  • Richard de Fournival, Bestiaire d'Amours

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