01 March 2013
A Calendar Page for March 2013
For more details on calendar pages or the Golf Book, please see the post for January 2013.
The full-page miniature at the opening of the calendar pages for March (above) shows the labours associated with the beginning of the agricultural season. In the foreground, a man pauses from clearing a garden to tip his hat to two richly-dressed ladies, one of whom is carrying a small dog. Outside of the garden, men are at work trimming vines, while a horseman crosses a moat into a small town in the background. In the bas-de-page, a group of men are playing with rattles in what appears to be a far more wintry landscape than that above. On the following folio (below) are the saints' days for March, along with a roundel containing a small ram, for the zodiac sign Aries. At the bottom of the page a man is ploughing behind a team of horses, while another man on the right (partially trimmed away) is clearing the field of branches.