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Gerard and Bertha Find Sustenance at a Hermitage

Loyset Liédet, and Pol Fruitwritten 1463 - 1465; illuminated 1467 - 1472

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

This miniature from the History of Charles Martel illustrates events in the story of Charles's rivalry with the powerful Burgundian duke, Gerard de Roussillon. As Gerard and his wife Bertha journey to Hungary, bandits steal everything, even their horses, and leave the couple desperate. On the left, a hermit stands before his simple retreat and offers them food and lodging. On the right, the duke and his wife find a spring from which to drink. Loyset Liédet used a palette of bright colors to tell the story in his illustrations, evoking the splendor of contemporary Burgundian court dress.

Details

  • Title: Gerard and Bertha Find Sustenance at a Hermitage
  • Creator: Loyset Liédet, and Pol Fruit
  • Date: written 1463 - 1465; illuminated 1467 - 1472
  • Location Created: Written: Brussels, Belgium
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 22.7 x 18.4 cm (8 15/16 x 7 1/4 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and gold paint on parchment
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig XIII 6, leaf 5
  • Object Type: Detached leaf
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. Ludwig XIII 6, leaf 5
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: Flemish
  • Classification: Manuscripts

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