PICRYL
PICRYL

The World's Largest Public Domain Source

  • homeHome
  • searchSearch
  • collectionsCollections
  • camera_altMedia
  • infoAbout

  • account_boxLogin

Petit Livre d'Amour

Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian by Pierre Sala.
Petit Livre d'Amour, also known as Emblesmes et Devises d'Amour, is a collection of love poems and ‘énigmes’, preceded by a dedication in prose from the lover/author to his mistress Marguerite Bullioud: 'A vous ma treschiere et tres honnoree dame madame... The portrait of Pierre Sala (f. 17r) is attributed to Jean Perréal (b. after 1450 - d. after 1530), portraitist who worked for the French royal family, and Sala’s friend. The Master of the Chronique scandaleuse left the face of Pierre Sala in his miniature for Jean Perréal to complete, but the painting remained unfinished.
Man and jester from BL Stowe 955, f. 9*
47 Media in collectionpage 1 of 1

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 17v

Text page. Image taken from f. 17v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 14v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 14v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Portrait of Pierre Sala from BL Stowe 955, f. 17

Portrait of Pierre Sala, at the end of his Petit Livre d'Amour. Image taken from f. 17 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 12v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 12v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Scythes and arrows from BL Stowe 955, f. 16

Miniature of two men making scythes and arrows. Image taken from f. 16 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 15v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 15v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Two women from BL Stowe 955, f. 13

Miniature of two women trying to catch flying hearts in a net. Image taken from f. 13 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Man carrying another from BL Stowe 955, f. 12

Miniature of a man carrying another one on his shoulders and stamping on a man lying on the ground (an illustration of the proverb 'trampling on one man to help another'). Image taken from f. 12 of Petit Livre ... more

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 13v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 13v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Mirror writing from BL Stowe 955, f. 16v

Text page with mirror writing in gold lettering. Image taken from f. 16v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Man and jester from BL Stowe 955, f. 9*

Miniature of a man painting a portrait of a jester (the wise man and the fool). Image taken from f. 9* of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 10v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 10v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 9*v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 9*v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Two men grooming a horse from BL Stowe 955, f. 11

Miniature of two men grooming a horse ('fauveau'). Image taken from f. 11 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Pilgrim and a man with a bell from BL Stowe 955, f. 10

Miniature of a pilgrim and a man with a bell (an illustration of the proverb 'clochier ne fault devant boîteux', 'you shouldn't limp in front of a lame person'). Image taken from f. 10 of Petit Livre d'Amour. W... more

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 9v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 9v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Man and woman from BL Stowe 955, f. 9

Miniature of a man and a woman playing bagpipes (Robin and Marion). Image taken from f. 9 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Table with a candlestick from BL Stowe 955, f. 8

Miniature of a table with a candlestick. Image taken from f. 8 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 8v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 8v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 4

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 4 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 1v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 1v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 2v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 2v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 11v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 11v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 6v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 6v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Pierre Sal from BL Stowe 955, f. 6

Miniature of Pierre Sala dropping 'his' heart in a marguerite [Marguerite Builloud], in Pierre Sala's Petit Livre d'Amour; the face of Pierre Sala is not executed and was probably reserved to be painted by Jean... more

Gold initial from BL Stowe 955, f. 5

Gold initial 'M'. Image taken from f. 5 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 2

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 2 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 3v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 3v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Blind man's bluff from BL Stowe 955, f. 7

Miniature of a blind man's bluff, in Pierre Sala's Petit Livre d'Amour. Image taken from f. 7 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 1

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 1 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 5v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 5v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 7v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 7v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 4v

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 4v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text page from BL Stowe 955, f. 3

Text page with gold lettering. Image taken from f. 3 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Man cutting down a tree from BL Stowe 955, f. 15

Miniature of a man cutting down a tree on which he sits (an illustration of the proverb: 'chopping down the branch that supports you'). Image taken from f. 15 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Itali... more

Two women from BL Stowe 955, f. 14

Miniature of two women offering two dishes to a child, one of golden coins, the other of cherries. Image taken from f. 14 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Carrying case from BL Stowe 955

Carrying case. Image taken from carrying case of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Carrying case from BL Stowe 955

Carrying case. Image taken from carrying case of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Carrying case from BL Stowe 955

Carrying case, covered with leather, coloured green and gold, with floral decoration, and initials 'P' and 'M', for Pierre Sala and Marguerite Builloud, formed out of crossed compasses or staves. Image taken fr... more

Carrying case from BL Stowe 955

Carrying case. Image taken from carrying case of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Carrying case from BL Stowe 955

Carrying case, covered with leather, coloured green and gold, with floral decoration, and initials 'P' and 'M', for Pierre Sala and Marguerite Builloud, formed out of crossed compasses or staves.The rings on th... more

Carrying case from BL Stowe 955

Carrying case; the rings on the edge of the box are intended for a chain to suspend the volume from a girdle. Image taken from carrying case of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Text pages from BL Stowe 955, ff. 3v-4

Text pages. Image taken from ff. 3v-4 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Lower binding from BL Stowe 955, lower binding

Lower binding. Image taken from lower binding of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Upper binding from BL Stowe 955, upper binding

Upper binding. Image taken from upper binding of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Mirror writing from BL Stowe 955, f. 16v

Text page with mirror writing. Image taken from f. 16v of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Box from BL Stowe 955

Box. Image taken from box of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).