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ID: 700002324Record Type: Movable Work
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Roman de la Rose (illuminated manuscript; Unknown French illuminator; Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de ...; about 1405; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 83.MR.177; Ms. Ludwig XV 7 )
Note: 138 folios + 101 quarter-page miniatures. The Romance of the Rose tells the story of a lover who dreams of a beautiful rose kept captive in a castle. The rose represents the object of romantic love; allegorical characters in the story, such as Courtesy, Youth, Fear, and Idleness, either help or hamper the lover's attempts to win the rose. The romance was enormously popular in the Middle Ages, and nearly three hundred manuscripts devoted to the tale survive. Two authors wrote the Romance of the Rose in French (Roman de la Rose): Guillaume de Lorris began writing it around 1237 but never finished it. Forty years later, around 1277, Jean de Meun completed the tale. One of the most extensively illustrated copies of the romance, this manuscript contains 101 miniatures in 256 pages. A workshop of Parisian illuminators, whose patrons included prominent noblemen of the French court, illuminated the book around 1405. The International Style miniatures, done in semi-grisaille, feature slender figures dressed in fashionable clothing of the day. The characters appear as courtiers in a princely retinue, richly conveying the atmosphere of courtly ceremony that suffuses the text.
Titles:
Roman de la Rose (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Romance of the Rose (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Ms. Ludwig XV 7 (C,U,MD,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: volume
Work Types:
illuminated manuscript [300265483] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by conditions of production>, manuscripts (documents))
romance (medieval narrative) [300191065]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by form>, literature (writings), <document genres for literary works>)
book [300028051]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)

Classifications:
manuscripts (preferred)

Creation Date: about 1405

Creator Display:
Unknown French illuminator; Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, authors [preferred,JPGM]
author Lorris, Guillaume de (French author, active 13th century) [500058043]
author Meun, Jean de (French author, born ca. 1240-1260, died 1305) [500096016]
illuminator unknown French (French cultural designation) [500125235]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 83.MR.177; Ms. Ludwig XV 7
Other: Creation: Paris [7008038] Île-de-France (region (administrative division)), France (nation), Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with dark red morocco
tempera [300015062]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
gold leaf [300264831]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, metal, <metal by form>, leaf (metal))
ink [300015012]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>)
parchment (animal material) [300011851]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material)
pasteboard (paper) [300162474]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber products>, fiber products, paper (fiber product), <paper by form>)
morocco (leather) [300227857]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material, leather, <leather by process>, vegetable-tanned leather, vegetable-tanned goatskin)

Dimensions: Leaf: 37.1 x 25.7 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/8 in.)
Cultures:
French (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
International Gothic [300020786] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, Medieval styles and periods, Medieval (European))

General Subject:
literary (preferred )
allegory

Specific Subjects:
Romance of the Rose (medieval French poem) [1000600]
.....((Named written and performed works, Literature and Performing Arts)) (ICON)
lover [300188621]
.....(Agents Facet, People (hierarchy name), people (agents), <people by activity>) (AAT)
poem [300026451]
.....(Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by form>, literature (writings), <document genres for literary works>) (AAT)
rose (genus) [300266246]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (hierarchy name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Plantae (kingdom), Angiospermae (division), Magnoliopsida (class), Rosales (order), Rosaceae (family)) (AAT)
love (emotion) [300055165]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), social science concepts, psychological concepts, emotion, positive emotions) (AAT)
French (language) [300388306]
.....(Associated Concepts Facet, Associated Concepts (hierarchy name), language-related concepts, <languages and writing systems>, <languages and writing systems by specific type>) (AAT)

List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Roman de la Rose........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Romance of the Rose........ [JPGM,VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Ms. Ludwig XV 7........ [VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM,VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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