Jeanne de Montbaston

Hello!

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:

BnF MS Fr. 25526

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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