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Royal 15 E VI ff. 2v-3 Presentation scene
Presentation scene
Description: Miniature of John Talbot identified by his Talbot dog, presenting the book to queen Margaret seated in a palace beside king Henry VI, and surrounded by the court, with the royal arms of England at the back of the throne, and banners of England, France, George, and Anjou at the top of the roof; with a full border containing the royal arms of England impaled with the arms of Anjou; the arms of John Talbot, earl of Shrewsbury with the arms of Beauchamp, earls of Warwick in pretence, for his wife, Margaret Beauchamp, surrounded by the Garter, a scroll inscribed with the verses reading 'Mon seul desir / Au Roy et vous / Et bien servir / Jusqu au mourir/ Ce sachent tous / Mon seul desir / Au Roy et vous', and a bunch of daisies, or 'marguerites', referring to Margaret of Anjou. Miniature of the genealogical table of descendants of Louis IX in the form of a fleur-de-lys, with portraits of kings in medallions, supported by Humfrey, duke of Glaucester with his arms and the arms of Anjou encircled by the Garter, and Richard, duke of York with his arms and an initial 'M' encircled by the Garter; the arms of France and of George encircled by the Garter, and a banner bearing the royal arms of England impaled with the arms of Anjou, wrapped with a scroll inscribed with a motto 'Dieu est mon droit', and supported by the royal device of an antelope with a crown and chain. 
Origin: France, N. (Rouen) 
Attribution: Talbot Master 


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