Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Psalm XXVI

Folio 92v

Jean Colombe was lacking in imagination when he illustrated this psalm for he has again shown David kneeling to invoke God, as suggested by the lines of the hymn which celebrates the intrepid confidence of the faithful in the Lord: "One thing I have asked of the Lord, this I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life... Hear, O Lord, my voice, with which I have cried to thee... "
Colombe became a master of this kind of landscape: a body of water flecked with boats, a blue background fading into the distance, and the round towers of a city or fortification.

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