An amusing figure, often of a grotesque character.
An amusing figure, often of a grotesque character. Drolleries appear throughout the history of book illumination, from Insular works such as the Book of Kells to late medieval manuscripts such as the Prayer Book of Charles the Bold, but they were particularly popular from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century.
Michelle Brown. Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).