Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia for Armand. Part two, the finished booklet. 

Armand’s Order of Defence scroll is actually a booklet, based on a Spanish document called a Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia, which confirmed a noble and family as such, and could be used to prove entitlement to various exemptions and benefits.  These texts were often rather long, with some examples having 30 pages or more. For…

Carta Ejecutoria for Armand. Part one, the Concept. 

So, I was asked to make a Master of Defence scroll for Armand Chavez De Castile.  I knew I wanted to make a Carta Ejecutoria de Hidalguia, and preferably the long form, which was usually bound as a book. Since I read modern Spanish tolerably well, I thought of writing the text in Spanish, as…

Spanish Grey Goose Shaft scroll. 

Order of the Grey Goose Shaft scroll.Gouache on Bristol. I translated a standard text into Spanish. Finished size ~ 9″x 12″ excluding border.  Text in English: Attend all gentles unto whom these present shall come, _______________ by devotion to his chosen art of archery, has served Our Kingdom of An Tir right well, and We,…