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Catching Butterflies

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Description In this lovely marginal image, two fashionably dressed ladies set off on an outing. The net held by one of them indicates that they are chasing butterflies, but the artist does not depict the prize they seek. He leaves it to us to imagine the rest of their day - the fun of chasing and catching butterflies is ours.
  • Checkmate! Medieval People at Play. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
Provenance [Created for use at Saint-Bénigne, Dijon (diocese of Langres), late 13th century]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, after 1894, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1894

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late 13th century
parchment with ink, paint and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 7 1/16 x W: 4 3/4 in. (18 x 12 cm)
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Not On View


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