Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Illuminated Manuscripts - Women Spinning, Carding, Combing, & Weaving

Women Carding, Combing and Weaving Wool (detail). Boccaccio. Le Livre des cléres et nobles femmes. MS Fr. 12420, fol. 71; French 1403. Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris.

Woman carrying a distaff under her arm while feeding chickens. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London 1300s England

Unknown artist MS. Fr 599, f. 40 French, 1400s Woman spinning flax using a drop spindle and distaff.

Valerius Maximus. Facta et Dicta Memorabilia. MS Harley 4375, fol. 179; French c. 1475. British Library, London. Woman Spinning with distaff

 Woman spinning on a great or walking wheel. Luttrell Psalter, British Library, London 1300s

Weaving, spinning, and combing perhaps flax. MS Fr. 598, f. 70v, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 1400s France

Unwinding thread from the drop spindle & making a skein. MS Fr. 599, f. 48, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris 1400s

Weaving, spinning, carding wool, and combing flax. MS Royal 16 Gv, f. 56, British Library, London  France 1400s

Women using the reel, 1400s Illuminated manuscript from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Woman spinning on a great wheel turned by a crank. MS 17, Musee Dobree, Nantes France 1500s

The Holy Family at Work. Mary is at the loom. Book of Hours of Catherine of Clèves, decorated by the Dutch artist, the Clèves Master, c. 1440.

Jean Bourdichon (c 1457-1521) The Four Social Conditions - Work

 Ludolph of Saxony Vita Christi Miniatures attributed to Jacques de Besançon Paris 1490s Sp Coll MSS Hunter 36-39

 Mistress Yseult de Lacy

Pallas and Arachne at the loom BL Royal 17 E IV

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