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- Labors of the Months, 1400s
“The Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry is a very richly decorated Book of Hours. It was painted sometime between 1412 and 1416 by the Limbourg brothers for their patron Jean, Duc de Berry. Featured here are the Labors of the Months, the section illustrating the various activities undertaken by the Duke’s court and his peasants according to the month of the year.”
February- A typical winter's day. Some peasants warm themselves by the fire, another peasant chops wood, and still another goes to market.
March- Sowing the field. In the background is the Château de Lusignan, a residence of Jean de Berry.
May- Young nobles riding in a procession. In the background is the Hôtel de Neslé, the Duke's Paris residence in Paris.
June- Harvest. In the background is the Palais de la Cité with the Sainte Chapelle clearly identifiable on the right.
Source: Public Domain Review