Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
Shelfmark:
MS. Douce 72
Type of object:
Manuscript
Material:
Parchment
Page size:
200 x 130 mm
Title text:
Book of Hours. Use of Rouen.
Country or nationality of origin:
French
Place of origin:
Normandy
Date:
16th century, first quarter
Folio or page no.:
fol. 045r
Whole page or detail:
whole page
Image description:
David and Bathsheba, preceding Penitential Psalms. In a castle garden, Bathsheba stands in a pool of carved rose-coloured stone, attended by two women servants, one with a towel and a mirror and one with a salver of figs from which Bathsheba has just helped herself. Watching her from a castle window, which is hung with an arras (carpet), David with crown and sceptre, wearing ermine-lined crown, sleeves and collar. On the frame, two putti above; below, an armoured man wears a horned helmet (the cuckolded Uriah) carrying a sponge on a stick, and the other aiming at him with a sling (David).
Roll title:
MS. Douce 72. Book of Hours, Use of Rouen, in Latin and French. Illuminated in Normandy, 1st quarter of the 16th century.
Roll #:
446.9
Frame #:
014

Book of Hours. Use of Rouen.