|The fine details of the grisaille miniature do not show up very well on the screen, but you are not missing out on the colour, as these were very finely drawn monochrome illustrations. In this rumbustuous and very crowded battle scene, it is notable that the armour and horse trappings are entirely 15th century rather than from the time of Charlemagne. This type of anachronism was quite usual in medieval manuscript illustration.|
|Conquêtes de Charlemagne, 1458 (Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, MS 9066-68, vol.1, f.138b). All images from The New Paleographical Society 1904, plate 44.|
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