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Date(s) - 1 Nov 2017
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Room 1007 Hunter West

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The Hunter College English Department invites you to a lecture by

DOMENIC LEO 

‘PREGNANCY AND PATRONAGE AT THE COURT OF BONNE DE LUXEMBOURG: HER PRAYERBOOK AND THE POETRY AND MUSIC OF GUILLAUME DE MACHAUT in Paris, BnF, MS fr. 1586’

 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2017

6:00-7:00 PM 

Room 1007 Hunter West

Hunter College West Building 

 *If you are a guest at Hunter , please bring picture ID and enter building at SW corner of E. 68th and Lexington Ave.  Stop at the Welcome desk in the Lobby and take elevator to 10th floor.

Gutta (Bonne) of Luxembourg, princess of Bohemia, married John of Normandy, Valois heir to the throne of France, when she was seventeen, in 1332. She bore him nine children in eleven years, dying of the bubonic plague in 1349. Two of her manuscripts figure prominently among fourteenth-century Parisian illumination: the Cloister’s Prayerbook and the Collected Works of her court poet and musician, Guillaume de Machaut (BnF, ms. Fr. 1586). In both, the artists worked to honor her achievements as mother of the dauphin and patroness of the arts, celebrating fertility and childhood. It is difficult to imagine that Bonne was not somehow involved.

Domenic Leo is the author of Images, Texts and Marginalia in a ‘Vows of the Peacock’ Manuscript (NY, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS G24) published by Brill in 2013 and has written numerous essays exploring the illuminated manuscripts of Guillaume de Machaut’s poetry and music, including the award-winning introductory study to the Ferrell-Vogüé Machaut Facsimile (DIAMM Facsimiles, 2014).