Marginal image: Man with his rear to a chess game

Here is another of the peculiar drawings that enliven the margins of a manuscript, made in or around the year 1350, of Jacques de Longuyon‘s poem “ Les Voeux du Paon” (English translation: “Vows of the Peacock”).The Morgan Library owns a copy (Morgan Library MS G 24) and has put some of these images online. Here are a few, each with a description provided by the library:

Fol. 025v, Cassamus: Scene, upsetting Chess Game : miniature. Note the man at the left.