Candida, Giovanni (1450- ca. 1504)
Noël de Fribois, notary, secretary and advisor to King Charles VII, wrote the Abrégé des chroniques de France, which he presented to the King in June 1459. He began his chronicle with the siege of Troy and concludes it in 1383. The Geneva copy has two anonymous sequels, one on the reign of Charles VII and one on that of Louis XI. This first part of the manuscript is decorated with 27 illuminated scenes. The text continues with the Mémoire sur les rois de Sicile by Giovanni Candida, translated into French by Charles Guillart, and with various chronicles, stories and other writings added in the 16th century.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Aubert, Hippolyte (Librarian) | Candida, Giovanni (Author) | Coëtivy-Meister (Illuminator) | Fribois, Noe͏̈l de (Author) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) | Petau, Paul (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description