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).
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.