MINIATURIST, Swiss
(active 1310-1340 in Zurich)

Codex Manesse

1310-40
Manuscript (Codex Pal. Germ. 848), 355 x 250 mm
Universitätsbibliothek, Heidelberg

On folio 82v the cloack of the kneeling knight is decorated with the letter "A", probably the initial of his ideal woman. The picture comes from the most extensive collection of German songs (Minnesang), the "Mannesische Liederhandschrift" created probably in Zurich.

Rüdiger and Johannes Manesse collected the songs from several smaller songbooks. The codex contains 138 miniatures made by at least four different artists.




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