Female Expression in a 15th-Century Manuscript

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/female-expression-in-a-15th-century-manuscript/

“Dido’s story is one of dozens of stories about women in this new Getty Museum acquisition. […] The manuscript contains the translation into French by 15th-century poet Octovien de Saint-Gelais of five of twenty-one epistles originally written by the ancient Roman poet Ovid. It also includes three additional texts by Saint-Gelais that debate the qualities of an ideal woman, mainly beauty and virtue. […] The manuscript was made around 1493 for Anne of Brittany, Queen of France, shortly after her marriage to King Charles VIII in 1491 when she was just fourteen years old.”


Autor: Klaus Graf

Historiker und Archivar, Blogger

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