Portrait of Pierre Sala

Portrait of Pierre Sala

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Caption: Portrait of Pierre Sala, (Whole folio) Portrait of Pierre Sala. This is set opposite a closing quatrain, in inverted writing, and intended to be read in a mirror. An ingenious way of soliciting the lady's gaze so that it will meet Sala's own; the one reflecting on the other. From a love poem dedicated by Pierre Sala to Marguerite Bouillard Image taken from Love Poems. Originally published in France; early 16th century. Author Pierre Sala, Illustrated by Perreal, al de Paris, Jean.

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Keywords: 16th century, al de paris, artwork, french and spanish, historical, history, illustration, jean, love poems, male, man, people, perreal, pierre sala, portrait

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