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  • Record Number: 7441
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Camille , Michael
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  • Title: For Our Devotion and Pleasure: The Sexual Objects of Jean, Duc de Berry
  • Source: Art History 24, 2 (April 2001): Pages 169 - 194.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Collectors and Collecting Homoeroticism in Art Homosexuality Illumination of Manuscripts Jean, Duke of Berry Pol de Limbourg, Painter Sexuality in Art Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14- 15
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  • Illustrations: Twelve figures. Figure One Detail showing peasants' legs from the June page of Pol de Limbourg, "Très riches heures," for Jean, Duke of Berry (Chantilly, Musée Condée) (after Durrieu). Figure Two Detail showing peasants' genitals from the February page of Pol de Limbourg, "Très riches heures," for Jean, Duke of Berry (Chantilly, Musée Condée) (after Durrieu). Figure Three The January page of Pol de Limbourg, "Très riches heures," for Jean, Duke of Berry (Chantilly, Musée Condée). Figure Four Pol de Limbourg, "Zodiac Boy," detail of the "Très riches heures," for Jean, Duke of Berry (Chantilly, Musée Condée) (after Durrieu). Figure Five Follower of the Prement Master, line ending from the "Grandes heures," featuring a boy bell-ringer being fellated by a monster (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS 919, fol. 8v.) Figure Six Jean Pucelle, line ending from the "Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux," featuring a boy bell-ringer being fellated by a monster (New York, Metropolitan Museum). Figure Seven Detail of an old man (Jew?) exposing himself while reading from the "Grandes heures" (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS 919, fol. 42). Figure Eight Pol de Limbourg, "Bible moralisée," 8th miniature, featuring sodomites (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS 166, fol. 7). Figure Nine "Jean before St. Peter," from the "Grandes heures" (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, MS Lat. 919, fol. 96). Figure Ten Jean/Jesus as mother, detail of the January page of the "Très riches heures" of Jean, Duke of Berry (Chantilly, Musée Condée) (after Durrieu). Figure Eleven Gertrude Stein as father (detail of portrait by Horst P. Horst). Figure Twelve Jean de Cambrai, Face of Jean de Berry on the tomb, begun 1405 (Bourges Cathedral, Crypt).
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of Chicago
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  • Year of Publication: 2001.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 01416790
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