BOURDICHON, Jean
(b. 1457, ?, d. 1521, Tours)

Les Quatre États de la Société

1500-10
Manuscript (Mn.mas 90-93), 174 x 130 mm
École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

This miniature is from a series entitled Les Quatre États de la Société (The Four Social Conditions), and probably painted to illustrate a moralizing tract. It provides a glimpse of daily life in a noble household in the early years of the sixteenth century.