The Court of Philip the Good was known as one of the foremost centers of art patronage in the late middle ages. But Philip the Good did not start from scratch. The Burgundian Court of Dukes Philip the Bold and John the Fearless were centers of art and culture and set the stage for the opulence and grandeur of the later dukes.
Features Artists and Art
Tres Riches Heurs of John of Berry (The Limbourg Brothers)
The Tres Riches Heurs du Duc de Berry was a book of hours or prayer book created for John Duke of Berry by the Limburg Brothers and is seen as one of the finest illuminated manuscripts of the middle ages. The slideshow above shows the 12 month cycle of the year with each month getting a corresponding illuminated page.
The Romance of the Rose
The Romance of the Rose was one of the most popular works of Courtly Romance during the Burgundian Period. You can view a full illuminated manuscript of the Romance of the Rose on the University of Chicago Library website here.
Christine de Pisan (The Book of the City of Ladies, The Treasure of the City of Ladies, The Tale of the Rose)
Other Art and Artists Mentioned:
The Song of Roland, Jean Gerson, The Order of the Golden Tree, Cour d’Amour (Court of Love), The Castle of Hesdin
Philip the Bold by Richard Vaughan
The Golden Age of Burgundy by Joseph Calmette
Magnanimous Dukes and Rising States by Robert Stein
The Waning of the Middle Ages by John Huizinga
The Court of Burgundy by Otto Cartellieri
The Burgundians by Bart Van Loo
The City, the Duke, and their Banker by Bart Lambert
The Order of the Golden Tree: The Gift Giving Objectives of Duke Philip the Bold of Burgundy by Carol Chattaway
The Book of the City of Ladies and Other Writings by Christine de Pisan translated by Ineke Hardy
Debate of the “Romance of the Rose” by Christine de Pisan Edited and Translated by David F. Hult
Medieval Costume in England and France by Mary G. Houston