Tuesday, April 3, 2018
SPRING Flowers in Illuminated Manuscripts
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.