French School, (15th century); French. Medium: vellum. Date: 15th Century. Illustration from Book IV of 'Consolatio Philosophiae' by Boethius (480-524/5 AD) in 524 AD; one of the most important and influential philosophical and religious books in Western Europe throughout the middle ages and early Renasissance; translated by Jean de Meung; Consolation of Philosophy; Provenance: Bibliotheque Municipale, Rouen, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.