Little Book of Love, Pierre Sala and the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse, Tote Bag

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This tote bag is made from fabric custom-printed with scenes from the Little Book of Love, circa 1500, a different scene on each side.

The bag measures 15 x 15 inches, and uses box-style construction so it sits open for easy loading-up. Both the tote bag and its lining are 100% spun polyester weather-resistant fabric. The tough and comfortable dual handles are made of 100% bull denim cotton. Made in USA of imported fabric.

Little Book of Love

Around the year 1500, Pierre Sala presented the Little Book of Love (Petit Livre d’Amour) to his mistress and future wife, Marguerite Bullioud. Sala, who was a valet de chambre for King Louis XII of France, wrote the prose and the poems, and hired an artist to do the pictures. The artist was an anonymous manuscript illuminator known as “Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse” after his most famous work, and sometimes known as Maître de Morgan or Maître de Jean de Bilhères.

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You can see all the book’s pages in the British Museum’s Illuminated Manuscript Collection.