MINIATURIST, French
(active 1280s in Lille)

Le Régime du corps by Aldobrandino of Siena

c. 1285
Manuscript (MS Sloane 2435)
British Library, London

To the Church in the Middle Ages, sexual desire was a sin, tolerated, within marriage, only as a means of producing children. This French parchment codex from northern France contains 132 folios, one large miniature in colours and gold, and numerous historiated initials. The historiated initial on folio 9v shows a man and woman in bed.




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