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The Treatise on the Virtues and the Vices compiled in 1279 by the Dominican Frère Laurent or Lorens for Philippe III, le Hardi, King of France, to whom he was confessor. It consists of a series of moral treatises on the Commandments, the Creed, the Seven Deadly Sins, etc.
A cycle of 15 pictures was compiled for it, whether by the author himself or by some other hand is not certain, no illustrated copies being in existence earlier than the end of the 13th century. The MS in the possession of Dr E.G. Miller contains eleven out of the 15. 2 others are in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and the remaining 2 – lost. All 13 are inscribed to Honoré.


Seven live lovers with seven dead lovers.
To be based on the La Somme Le Roy’
Folio. 69.vo.


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