Tag Archives: Jean de Montchenu

good songs bad bishop: whistling in the abbey

A bad bishop’s book of love songs. Despite some gaping character flaws, French cleric Jean de Montchenu had good taste in illuminated manuscripts. Its not the Limbourg Brothers Tres Riches Heures, but it is the sole known surviving manuscript that … Continue reading

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a little night music

The illuminated songbook, circa 1470 for the wordly French cleric Jean de Montechu. It is rare. It is unique. It is the only known surviving manuscript that is in the shape of a single heart when closed and of two … Continue reading

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