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"Christine de Pizan presenting her work to the Queen of France, Isabeau de Baviére"

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Title

"Christine de Pizan presenting her work to the Queen of France, Isabeau de Baviére"

Subject

Clothing and Personal Accessories

Description

This image of Christine de Pizan presenting her writings to the queen of France also illustrates the style of sleeve that was popular at the time. The queen (in red) and the lady-in-waiting in the green dress both have similar sleeves to the style worn by the Wife of Bath—while the sleeves here are far larger, this simply demonstrates the great wealth disparity between them. While Alisoun could, by some standards, be considered fairly wealthy for her time, her means would be nothing compared to the luxuries that the royal houses could afford (British Library, Harley MS 4431, fol. 3r.)

Publisher

Date

1400-1410

Contributor

Eleanor Vaughan

Language

Middle English (1100-1500)

Type

Still Image

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Original Format

Manuscript Illumination

Files

Book-of-the-City-harley_ms_4431_f003r-1.jpg

Collection

Citation

“"Christine de Pizan presenting her work to the Queen of France, Isabeau de Baviére",” Medieval London, accessed October 24, 2021, https://medievallondon.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/439.

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