Thursday, June 22, 2017

Courtly Love takes aim in the Garden - Illuminated Manuscripts

 c 1487-95 Artist Unknown British Library, London, Harley 4425   f. 42   Amour and the Lover

Phoebe, sitting on a rainbow with bow and arrow, looks upon people below her, Epitre d'Othea, by Christine of Pizan -- Cod. Bodmer 49, 24r

c 1487-95 Artist Unknown Harley MS 4425 f 22 British Library, London, England The God of Love Aiming at the Lover


 c 1487-95 Artist Unknown British Library, London, Harley 4425 Amour (Love), with bow and arrows, awaiting the right moment to strike the Lover.


The God of Love Aiming at the Lover (detail) from The Romance of the Rose, about 1405. The J. Paul Getty Museum