Bibliothèque Nationale de France, fr. 14969
(Bestiaire of Guillaume le Clerc)
|England (London or Oxford), c.1265-70
|Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, France
|Guillaume le Clerc
Each beast is illustrated with a colored drawing; the animals sometimes escape from their frames into the margin. A common pattern is an allegorical or biblical illustration followed by a related beast illustration. Many of the illustrations have a rubric caption. The 37 illustrations are simple but lively and engaging, and usually show the animal's common attributes. They are mostly colored with a blue, green and brown wash.
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