Description Order characterized the medieval garden: herbs and flowers were planted in a level place, organized in a grid by type (for example, fragrant and medicinal herbs in one section, flowering plants in another), and exposed to the sun. Here, an elegantly dressed lady holding a rosary gestures toward a garden, where a second lady plants (or perhaps harvests) herbs and flowers. The garden's geometric design is characteristic of medieval European gardens, which derived from the ordered quadrants favored in Persian garden design.
- Paradise Imagined: Images of the Garden in the Islamic and Christian World. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2012.
Provenance Unknown Spanish owner , 19th century. Léon Gruel, Paris, ca. 1850-75 . Peter Marié [ca. 1825-1903], New York, late 19th century; Peter Marié Sale, New York, 1903, lot 567. George Richmond, New York; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Inscriptions in lower margins on fols. 47v ("S. Catalina") and 54v ("Sancta Magdalen") indicate Spanish ownership  Stamped in red capitals on front endleaf: GRUEL
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, after 1902
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