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Les regnars traversant les perilleuses voyes des folles fiances du monde by Jean Bouchet
Low Countries, probably Ghent, c. 150510 An anonymous Ghent-Bruges artist

The Author Writing. The Author is seated at a desk composing his moralizing book on foxes. Outside his window several foxes frolic and provide him with inspiration. The red border is filled with flowers and jewels strung on a chain. The coat of arms in the lower margin belongs to Philip le Beau (14781506), the Archduke of Austria who later became king of Castile and Leon.

Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, MS 197/30, fol. 1

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