Jean Pucelle (French, active in Paris, ca. 1320–1334)
The Hours of Jeanne d’Évreux, ca. 1324–1328
Made in Paris
Grisaille and tempera on vellum; 3 1/2 x 2 5/8 in. (8.9 x 6.2 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.2)
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Below the list of feasts proper to the month of March,
a hooded and booted man prunes a vine stock with his billhook, while another dumps manure on the soil of the vineyard. The winter rest from field work is over; in wine-growing locales, the pruning and manuring of the vine stocks was the first task of the agricultural year.