Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - December

By the Limbourg Brothers

Revised 5 December 1996

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[December] The Limbourgs chose to vary the traditional theme of December a little bit. Instead of pig slaughtering, the painting depicts a wild boar hunt, with the Chateau of Vincennes in the background. (Later, the chateau was enlarged by Charles IV.) As the man on the right blows his horn to signal the kill, the two dog handlers try to control the pack of dogs, who have gone in for the kill. As a side note, it is believed that the artist who painted this scene also painted March and October.

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