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Dante and Virgil - Detail, Yates Thompson 36, Fol 001r, ~1444-1450, Divina Commedia, original by Dante Alighieri; Siena?, Tuscany, Northern Italy; British Library

Divina Commedia, Dante Alighieri - Historiated initial 'N' of Dante and Virgil in a dark wood, with four half-length figures representing Justice, Power, Peace and Temperance - initials illuminated by Priamo della Quercia between 1442 and 1450

Westminster Psalter, England (Westminster or St Albans); circa 1250. Caption: Drawing of a king holding a sceptre, Latin. Source identifier: Royal 2 A. XXII, f.219v. British Library Shelfmark: Royal 2 A. XXII

Westminster Psalter, England (Westminster or St Albans); circa Caption: Drawing of a king holding a sceptre, Latin. Source identifier: Royal 2 A. XXII, British Library Shelfmark: Royal 2 A.

Chopping wood in January, Add. 24098 f.18v, 1520-1530, British Library

The Labours of the Months, January. The Golf Book, Latin, produced in S. Netherlands (Bruges), Workshop of Simon Bening B.

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Image from : Roman de la Rose. by Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun. Netherlands, S. (Bruges) Date c. Harley 4425 (c)The British Library Board.

Detail of a miniature of a well-dressed woman riding a white goat, carrying arrows and a mirror, as a personification of Lust (Luxure); behind, David spies upon Bathsheba in her bath, in the Penitential Psalms.

Detail of a miniature of a well-dressed woman riding a white goat, carrying arrows and a mirror, as a personification of Lust (Luxure); behind, David spies upon Bathsheba in her bath, in the Penitential Psalms.

Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572), Allegorical Portrait of Dante, 1532-1533. Oil on canvas, 51 x 53 in. (130 x 136 cm) Private collection, Florence.

Agnolo Bronzino Allegorical Portrait of Dante, Oil on canvas, 51 x 53 in. x 136 cm) Private collection, Florence.

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