|Elizabeth Morrison & Zrinka Stahuljak.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||176 / 2015|
|Publisher:||J. Paul Getty Museum|
Assembled in the 15th century, the Getty Museum's manuscript of The Romance of Gillion de Trazegnies is one of the finest works from the golden era of Flemish illumination. Part travelogue, part romance, the text traces the exploits of medieval nobleman Gillion as he journeys to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, is imprisoned in Egypt and rises to the command of the Sultan's armies, and mistakenly marries both a Christian and then a Muslim woman. This sumptuous edition offers a complete reproduction of Lieven van Lathem's dramatic and ornate illustrations and selections from the text, along with essays that explore the manuscript's vibrant cultural, historical, and artistic contexts.