René I Anjou, Duc (1409-1480)
This manuscript contains the tract Le Mortifiement de Vaine Plaisance by King René of Anjou. This allegorical poem, composed in 1455, invites people to live a holy life by means of a dialogue between soul and heart about abstinence from unsatisfying earthly things. CB 144 is decorated with eight full-page miniatures made by Jean Colombe in about 1470.
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- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Colombe, Jean (Illuminator) | Hohendorf, Georg Wilhelm von (Former possessor) | René I Anjou, Duc (Author) Found in: Standard description