So, why Jeanne de Montbaston? Well, can you really go wrong with a woman who paints pictures of nuns picking penises from penis trees? I don’t think so!
Jeanne de Montbaston was the woman who illuminated this image, in BnF MS Fr. 25526, which is a copy of Roman de la Rose:
There’s only the tinest stub, on French wiki, about her and her husband, here. But it’s good to know about medieval women who were reading, writing, illuminating books – even picking penises off penis trees …
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Perhaps those things in trees are silkworms–dark red heads, white bodies.
😀 Well, that is a much politer reading! I like it.
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across a blog that’s equally educative and interesting,
and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that
too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy
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