You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

Ownership inscription in the Album amicorum of Juliana de Roussel

Eigendomsinscriptie van Juliana de Roussel (-1669) in haar album amicorum

The embroidered binding of black brocade in which silver leaves and flowers have been incorporated, along with the vellum leaves it contains, make the album of Juliana de Roussel an imposing item. The fine opening miniature is well matched to this splendour: Venus(?) sitting in a decorated triumphal car, drawn by a lion and a leopard and driven by Cupid who is clasping a small windmill in his freeā€¦