Simon Bening Calendar page for July with a miniature of a nobleman going hawking, with haymakers behind him, from the Golf Book (Book of Hours, Use of Rome) Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1540 Additional MS 24098, f. 24v Our glimpse into the summer pursuits of aristocrats continues in this miniature from the month of July. In the foreground, a nobleman is setting out on horseback to hunt with falcons; he is accompanied by two retainers carrying more birds of prey.

Simon Bening Calendar page for July with a miniature of a nobleman going hawking, with haymakers behind him, from the Golf Book (Book of Hours, Use of Rome) Netherlands (Bruges), c. 1540 Additional MS 24098, f. 24v Our glimpse into the summer pursuits of aristocrats continues in this miniature from the month of July. In the foreground, a nobleman is setting out on horseback to hunt with falcons; he is accompanied by two retainers carrying more birds of prey.

Workshop of François Clouet (French, active by 1536–died 1572). Henry II (1519–1559), King of France. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney, 1944 (45.128.12)

Workshop of François Clouet (French, active by 1536–died 1572). Henry II (1519–1559), King of France. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Helen Hay Whitney, 1944 (45.128.12)

Google Image Result for http://www.posters.ws/images/852354/fifteenth_century_manuscript_illumination_of_knight_from_codex_capodilista.jpg

Google Image Result for http://www.posters.ws/images/852354/fifteenth_century_manuscript_illumination_of_knight_from_codex_capodilista.jpg

Scène de chasse (folio278) (source: Reflecties 9 De Bijbel van Anjou - Napels 1340. Een koninklijke handschrift ontsluierd, p. 21)

Scène de chasse (folio278) (source: Reflecties 9 De Bijbel van Anjou - Napels 1340. Een koninklijke handschrift ontsluierd, p. 21)

Willem Vrelant, St. George and the Dragon, early 1460s (Flemish). Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment. MS Ludwig IX 8, fol. 47. Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Willem Vrelant, St. George and the Dragon, early 1460s (Flemish). Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment. MS Ludwig IX 8, fol. 47. Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Calendar page for November with a miniature of a nobleman returning from a hunt, from the Golf Book ("Book of Hours, Use of Rome"), workshop of Simon Bening, Netherlands (Bruges). 1540.

Calendar page for November with a miniature of a nobleman returning from a hunt, from the Golf Book ("Book of Hours, Use of Rome"), workshop of Simon Bening, Netherlands (Bruges). 1540.

1410 - The Book of the Queen - The Duke of True Love - by Master of the Cite Des Dames

1410 - The Book of the Queen - The Duke of True Love - by Master of the Cite Des Dames

Anonyme, Portrait équestre de François Ier (1494-1547), roi de France, musée Condé.

Anonyme, Portrait équestre de François Ier (1494-1547), roi de France, musée Condé.

Flight of Cloelia. Boccacio, de mulieribus claris/Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (trad. anonyme), 15-16th century, France (Cognac). Bibliothèque Nationale MS Français 599 fol. 47.

Flight of Cloelia. Boccacio, de mulieribus claris/Le livre de femmes nobles et renomées (trad. anonyme), 15-16th century, France (Cognac). Bibliothèque Nationale MS Français 599 fol. 47.

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