The Romance of the Rose: Visions of Love in Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts
January 24–April 19, 2009
The Romance of the Rose, a 13th-century poem written in Old French, was among the most popular and influential literary texts of its day. The allegorical treatment of such an enduring subject as “love” and the exploration of the notion of “quest” make it widely accessible to
diverse audiences. This exhibition will feature approximately 10 different manuscripts of The Romance of the Rose, drawn from collections in North America, including one from the Walters. This is a collaborative endeavor between The Johns Hopkins University and the Walters in association with the launch of a digitization initiative by Hopkins and the Bibliothèque nationale, Paris.
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Friday, December 19, 2008