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The Presentation of the Book to a King

Unknownabout 1413 - 1415

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Like many secular books of the period, this copy of Concerning the Fates of Illustrious Men and Women opens with an image depicting the presentation of a book to a patron. The presenter kneels to the right, offering the blue-bound volume to the king on the left. The identity of the figures remains unclear. The rubric below the image reads: Cy commence le prologue du translateur du livre de iehan boccace des cas des nobles hommes et femmes (Here begins the translator's prologue to the book by Giovanni Boccaccio concerning the fates of illustrious men and women).

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  • Title: The Presentation of the Book to a King
  • Date Created: about 1413 - 1415
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: w29.6 x h42 cm
  • Type: Folio
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=112324
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Unknown
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Kings, Concerning The Fates of Illustrious Men and Women

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