A 16th c Laurel scroll. 

Back in Fall of 2014 Ursel Lindenhayn and I collaborated on a Laurel award document for Mistress Elizabeth Blackdane. We both worked on the design, I wrote the text, Ursel did the calligraphy and gilding, while I did most of the painting, finally Ursel added pendant seals using braid by William Beornson. 

The design is based on a combination of two late 16th documents, and the text is based on the 16th c grant of arms formula combined with elements from a early 17th letter offering induction into the Order of the Garter. More on the text: https://kargashina.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/text-for-a-16th-c-laurel/

Gouache, ink and gold on Bristol. 

As presented in court. Source Heather Parchen.

With the recipient. Source: Meagn Maguire

As presented in court. Source Heather Parchen.
Exemplar 1, the 1595 Royal Charter for the school in Ruthin, Wales. Source: Medieval-Wales.com
Detail of Exemplar 1, the 1595 Royal Charter for the school in Ruthin, Wales. Source: Medieval-Wales.com
Exemplar 2, a 1569 grant of arms to Nicholas Bacon. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Assorted sketches and cartoon parts. The layout of the arms was taking from the Nicholas Bacon grant, while the initial and other decorations are based on the Ruthin school charter. The elements were chosen based on references to An Tir or relevance to the recipient. 

Gilding and calligraphy done.
A portrait of the recipient is in place of the portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
Done but for seals and signatures.

Sources:

“Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire.” Ruthin / Enjoy Medieval Denbighshire. Web. <http://medieval-wales.com/site_01_ruthin.php&gt;

“Grant of Arms to Sir Nicholas Bacon 1569. ” WikiMedia Commons. Wikimedia Foundation, Web. <https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grant_of_arms_to_Sir_Nicholas_Bacon_(1569)_-_Wodehouse_Papers_-_BL_Add_MS_39249.jpg&gt;

“AddMS 39249.” British Library Online. Web. <http://imagesonline.bl.uk/index.php?service=search&action=do_quick_search&language=en&q=%234622&gt;

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