French School, (15th century); French. Medium: vellum. Date: 15th Century. Margaret of York (1446-1503) Duchess of Burgundy; third wife of Charles le Temeraire; sister of Edward IV of England; Marguerite d'York; duchesse de Bourgogne; from the French edition of the biography of Alexandre le Grand by Quintus Curtius Rufus (c.42 AD); Alexander the Great (356-323 BC); translation by Vasque de Lucene, Portuguese humanist scholar at the Burgundian court; sumptuously decorated manuscript commissioned by Charles the Bold c.1468; Vasco de Lucena; Provenance: Bibliotheque Municipale, Reims, France. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.