Text: The line of text immediately under the miniature reads ‘Ele ouvri sa bouche a sapience. Et la loy de debonnaire si est en sa parole’, i.e. Proverbs 31:26 from a copy of the Bible historiale by Guyart des Moulins.
Illumination: The present miniature has been published as ‘firmly identifiable as the work of the early fourteenth-century husband and wife illuminator-team Richard and Jean [sic] de Montbaston’ (on the de Montbastons, see R.H. and M.A. Rouse, ‘A Rose by any other Name: Richard and Jeanne de Montbaston as Illuminators of Vernacular Texts’, in Manuscripts and their Makers, 2000, I, pp.234–260; II, pp.89-90, 126).
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