Monday, May 29, 2017

Garden of Love and Earthly Delights - 1400s Garden

1460-67 Master ES German. The garden of love; a young woman and man sit on either side of a garden well, accompanied by a bag-pipe-playing jester & the lady's small spotted dog & the gentleman's larger, perhaps a bit distainful dog.  I do like the gentleman's coat.  I am wondering if this is a traditional well or one of those fish-pond type fish stew ponds (where fish were purged of muddy water before cooking) to ensure a regular supply of protein during the many fast days of the early Christian calendar.