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  Roman de la Rose  
Roman de la Rose by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, with revisions by Gui de Mori
France, Paris, c. 144080
The Workshop of Maître François

Lady Idleness and the Dreamer-Lover in the Garden of Pleasure. A young man known as the Dreamer-Lover stands in the Garden of Pleasure beside Lady Idleness. This scene is part of an allegorical vision in which the Dreamer-Lover seeks love and gains an education in his encounters with the virtues and the vices. In the Garden of Pleasure he is wounded by the arrows of the God of Love and falls in love with a rose. The remainder of the book, titled The Romance of the Rose, describes the hero's quest for love.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Philip S. Collins in memory of her husband. 1945-65- 3, fol. 6

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