GRASSI, Giovannino de'
(b. ca. 1350, Milano, d. 1398, Milano)

Model Book

Manuscript (Ms. VII. 14), 260 x 185 mm
Biblioteca Civica, Bergamo

At the top, a pack of hunting dogs viciously attacks a wild boar which itself seems to have mortally wounded a hound whose muzzle is thrown back in agony at the top of the group. On the lower half of the page, in contrast, a leopard set in a garden and chained to a radiant circle is a heraldic design and therefore much calmer and more stylised.