9 December 2020
Perrin Rémiet (fl.1386-1428)
Robert II accepts the surrender of Melun, Paris, c.1400-10
ROBERT II ACCEPTS THE SURRENDER OF MELUN, miniature cut from a Grandes chroniques de France, manuscript on vellum illuminated by Perrin Rémiet [Paris, c.1400-1410].
Miniature 105 x 93mm on a cutting 154 x 123mm, depicting Robert II of France accepting the keys to a city from four kneeling citizens, the miniature above a five-line illuminated initial with extended border flourishing, 6 lines of text in a single column, 25 lines on verso. Mounted. Provenance: Christie’s, 27 June 1979, lot 148 (part; along with lots 16, 18 and 22).
The same subject appears in Royal MS 16 G VI (f.259r) opening the life of King Robert II.
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