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The presumed commissioner of the work was Philipp the Good, Duke of Burgundy, a lover of splendid manuscripts.
Guillebert de Metscopied the French text into the wonderful manuscript and his famous miniaturists, the Master of Guillebert de Mets and the Master of Mansel, marvelously designed it. Numerous decorative initials, colored and embellished with gold, enliven the text.
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Also, the magnificent miniatures at the beginning of each of the stories speak for themselves in their outstanding artistic quality and captivating originality. Always found in the upper-half of the picture is a figurative scene that illustrates the text.
In wonderfully spatial scenes, delicate, elongated figures with flowing garments perform with expressive facial features and gestures. The miniatures are surrounded by exuberant filigree borders of ornamental arabesques. These bordures of impressive originality are a characteristic of the great art of the masters of Guillebert de Mets.
Two Masters of Their Trade The marvelous miniatures and the artistic embellishment of the manuscript originate from the Master of Guillebert de Mets and the Master of Mansel. Both were probably active in Ghent.
Clear influences of their Flemish provenance are to be found in their works. However, influences of French and particularly Parisian illumination are also clear. Both have been immortalized in numerous high-quality works from their hand. That the miniaturists of the French Boccaccio manuscript were of Flemish origins is evidenced by the fact that on some pages in the manuscript, the explanations of the pictorial subjects are written in Flemish.
Guillebert of Mets was the scribe and copyist and was active as a librarian for Philip the Good among others. He translated the Decameron into French, as is noted in the manuscript, from to the 15th of June, The splendid manuscript with his translation was made in the yearsprobably for Philip the GoodDuke of Burgundy.
It remained in the library of the Dukes of Burgundy until It was then purchased by the Duke of Argenson, who in turn gave it to his nephew, the Marguis de Paulmy, whose coat of arms is depicted on the binding.
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The Deacameron belongs to the canon of — Italian — literature to this day.
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