Monday, April 11, 2016
800s-1500s April & Spring Flowers
818 April Flowers Salzburg Labors of the Months, from St Peters Abbey, Austria. The smiling figure for April, holds a sheaf of tall green grass in his right hand, and gestures with his left toward a bird nesting atop a budding tree.
1135 April Flowers Shaftesbury Psalter, British Library Lansdowne 383. This laborer holds a large, long-stemmed flower in his right hand.
1315 April Flowers The Queen Mary Psalter, British Library Royal 2 B VII, England. Here 5 women gaily gather flowers. The woman to the left, in the tan gown, places a flowery garland on her head. Beside her to the right, a woman in a red gown picks a six-petalled flower from the green hillside. In the center a woman in pale green also holds a chapelet of flowers. At her feet, a woman wearing an armless pink surcoat over a dark blue, long-sleeved under-tunic is gathering what appear to be pink blossoms. Behind her, a woman in an orange-red surcoat, slit to the waist to show her black under-tunic, holds up a garland for approval.
Images of April from 14C-15C Manuscripts The Hague, KB, 74 G 37a. Young woman makes a garland from the flowers dotting the field.
Images of April from 14C-15C Manuscripts The Hague, MMW, 10 A 14. Young man holds blossoms.
Images of April from 14C-15C Manuscripts The Hague, KB, 76 F 14 Man gathers blue flowers instead of watching his sheep.
Images of April from 14C-15C Manuscripts The Hague, KB, 74 G 28. Young woman fashions a flower garland.
Images of April from 14C-15C Manuscripts The Hague, KB, 76 F 13 1180. Fécamp Psalter, made in Normandy, National Library of the Netherlands. Wearing a floral crown, this regal gentleman delicately holds an upright, flowering branch like a scepter in his right hand.
1400s April flowers Book of Hours Nantz Genève, Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. lat. 33. This gentleman brings flowers to his lady in her bedchamber.
1400s April flowers The Labours of the Months This gentleman hands flowers to a lady who is holding a pet in her lap.
1425 April flowers by Nicolo Miretto and Stefano da Ferrara,1425-40, Frescoes of the Palazzo della Ragione Padova. This young woman hold flower bouquets in each hand. Flowers grown up the garden fence & beneath her feet.
1430 April flowers German The origins of the Speculum humanae salvationis, The Mirror of Human Salvation, lie in a Latin. Here, both the gentleman & lady pick flowers.
1440 April flowers Book of Hours, Use of Rome The Dunois Hours, France, by the Dunois Master British Library, Yates Thompson 3. Three women are in the field picking flowers. Two are picking to make a garland, on is giving a bouquet to a gentleman.
1440 April flowers The Labours of the Months Book of hours Ms. Pierpont Morgan Library. M.358 Provence, France. Here a young man sits alone in the woods fashioning a flower garland.
1450-99 April flowers The Labours of the Months Book of Hours, Harvard University Houghton Library, MS Richardson 7. This man carries a budding branch from a tree.
1475-99 April flowers The Labours of the Months Book of Hours France, Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Lat 250. This gentleman gives a few flowers to a lady in a walled garden.
1490-1510 April flowers The Labours of the Months Book of Hours, Latin, France, by Jean Poyet Harvard University, Houghton Library MS Typ 614. Gentleman hands flowers to lady busy making a flower garland.
1500 April flowers Antonio da Tradate 1465-1511 The Labours of the Months, frescoes' cycle in the choir of San Michele in Palagnedra, Centovalli, CH Houghton Library. MS Typ 311. Psalter (Gallican). f.2v. This young man holds roses in both hands.
1500 April flowers artist Jean Poyer, The Hours of Henry VIII. In a garden picking flowers and making wreaths.
1515 April flowers Farmyard Scene Da Costa Hours, by Simon Bening (1483-84–1561) Belgium, Bruges, ca. Pierpont Morgan Library. M.730 Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux Arras, France. Young man holds flowers in both hands.
1515 April flowers Simon Bening (1483-1561) The Book of Hours, University of Leeds, Brotherton Collection MS9. Gentleman & two boys pick flowering blossoms from trees.
1560 April flowers Mural in Sta. Maria del Castello Mesocco, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland. Gentleman on horseback holds flowers in his hand.