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A. Christ Bearing his Cross. Chapter XXII, fol. 43 verso. b. Isaac Carrying the Wood for his Immolation. Chapter XXII, fol. 43 verso. < previous page page_47 next page > < previous page page_49 next page > Page 49 III Speculum Manuscripts in Translation Sometime in 1448, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, a passionate lover of beautiful books like his great-uncles, Jean, Duke of Berry, and Charles V of France, commissioned Jean Miélot to translate the Speculum humanæ salvationis from Latin into French.
Gideon's Fleece. Speculum humanae salvationis, Chapter VII. The Pierpont Morgan Library, M. 766, fol. 29 recto. II-23. a. The Nativity of Christ, Chapter VIII, fol. 29 verso. The Pierpont Morgan Library, M. , of which two are blank. There are 192 pen drawings of very primitive character, without shading and with very little rendering of the ground or landscape. The costumes are partly imagined and partly those of the period, with elaborate attention to such details as buttons and nail-heads and the joints of armor (figs.
Speculum humanæ salvationis, Chapter XXXI. Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, Ms. lat. 593. II-7. a. Christ Wept over the City of Jerusalem. b. Jeremiah Lamented over Jerusalem. Speculum humanæ salvationis, Chapter XV. Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal, Paris, Ms. lat. 593. the miniature titles are also the same in the two manuscripts. Berenson thought that the miniatures in the Arsenal copy were done by an Umbrian artist, and he contrasts the "bald landscapes" and stiff rustic figures with the elegant flowing lines of the Florentine manuscript.
A Medieval Mirror by Adrian Wilson, Joyce Lancaster Wilson