Livre de la Chasse, by Gaston Fébus

Of the hare and its nature - 24v. Livre de la Chasse, by Gaston Fébus (Français 616, Paris, early 15th c.) Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris BnF

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Of the hare and its nature - 24v

The hares in this bucolic tableau, despite their tawny colour and long ears, have a plump morphology reminiscent of rabbits. Nevertheless, the female in the centre of the pasture sown with shrubs has only two kindles – this is often the way for hares, but not for rabbits, whose fertility is well-known.

Yves Christe,
Université de Genève

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