Selected illustrations of military interest from
Chronique de Charles VII
by Jean Chartier, Last quarter of the 15th century, British Library MS Royal 20 C IX


61r, Defeat of the prince of Orange



127r, Siege of Pontoise



108v, French army at Château Landon

156v, Siege of Pontaudemer
Author: Jean Chartier
Title: Grandes Chroniques de France (Chronique de Charles VII)
Origin: Netherlands, South
Date: Last quarter of the 15th century
Language: French
Script: Gothic cursive (bâtarde)
Decoration: 11 large miniatures in colours and gold with full (f. 11), or partial borders (ff. 127, 137v, 149, 156v, 167, 248v, 263, 268, 299v, 311), and 11 one-column miniatures in colours and gold, with partial borders (ff. 61, 83v, 96, 101, 108v, 114v, 221v, 227v, 278v, 282, 292), at the beginning of books. Foliate initials in colours and gold at the beginning of books. Initials in gold on blue and rose grounds with penwork decoration in white.
Dimensions in mm: 390 x 275 (230 x 170)
Official foliation: ff. 314 (+ 1 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaf attached to a modern paper flyleaf at the beginning and at the end, 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and 1 unfoliated medieval parchment flyleaf at the end; 2 unfoliated parchment leaves after f. 10)
Form: Parchment codex
Provenance: Edward IV (b. 1442, d. 1483), king of England and lord of Ireland, perhaps acquired by him: space left for arms flanked by outline sketch of two lions, perhaps to be identified with Edward's lion supporters (f. 11).
British Library MS Royal 20 C IX



See also Chronique de Charles VII by Jean Chartier, 1470-1480AD, BnF MS Français 2691
Other 15th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers






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