Miniature of the Tree of Virtues, from the De Lisle Psalter (Arundel 83 II). The Tree grows from the lily-vase of the Annunciation, representing the purity of the Virgin, into seven branches of circular clusters, each representing one of the seven virtues and its seven subsidiaries; a head of Christ and two angels emerge from the top of the Tree. The foot of the tree is humlitas, its trunk the way of life, and the fruit the fruit of the spirit. At the base of the Tree are personifications of the four cardinal virtues, Prudence, Justice, Fortitude, and Temperance.\n\n , and in the lower margin, the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 129 of Psalter (the 'De Lisle Psalter'; 'Arundel 83 II'), including a Sarum calendar (ff. 117-122v), followed by 24 illustrations: 13 moral, devotional, and theological diagrams, 9 pages of images of the life of Christ, and two facing miniatures of the Madonna and child and the Crucifixion (ff. 123v-135). Written in Latin, with French and English.
Dimensioni: 350 x 230 (miniatures approx. 290 x 190)
Paese: England, S. E. (London?)