German Amicus Musarum

A Baronial award based on a mid 15th century German bible. Ink and gouache on pergamenta. The original manuscript measures 15.5 x 9cm, mine is a touch larger. Folio 19r Folio 107r The style is relatively loose, with a fair amount intentional white space. I worked mostly from folio 19r, turning the saint portrait into…

Tiny Mountains Pride.

A wee Champions Scroll based on a leaf from a late 15th c Burgundian book of hours, picturing Death personified as a skeleton, at the beginning of the Office of the Dead. Gouache and India ink on pergamenta. Approximately 3.5″ by 5.5″, close to the size of the exemplar. Exemplar. Source: Sotheby’s Calligraphy and sketch….

Tiny Viscounty

A Viscounty for Turk, based on a Dutch book of Hours ca 1470. Period pigments, commercial gouache, and India ink on pergamenta. 4″x 6″, sized to match the exemplar. I swapped the recipient’s arms into the initial, and rearranged the text block slightly. The peacock in the border was perfect, since his arms also feature…

Tiger of St Francis Charter

A charter (preprint) for the Summits, based on a 14-15th c Russian manuscript from Moscow. Source: Vzdornov Designed, waiting for calligraphy. The text was written in a pseudohand to emulate Cyrillic. Painted. Of these versions, the blue and the green are most typical of the tetralogical style. Sources: Vzdornov, G. I. Iskusstvo Knigi v Drevneĭ…

Russian Pelican

This was a collaborative project with members of the Thornwold Scriptorium (Jadwiga Radomyskowa, Ursula von Frieberg, and Valka Siggadottir). The assignment was a surprise Pelican scroll for a Russian persona. We determined to use the tetralogical style, so Valka picked a lovely 15th c Muscovite gospels as the exemplar. Source: Vyzdornov This piece is unfinished,…

15th C style Charter for Summits

A 15th c English inspired charter/preprint for the Summits children’s award, Die Geschellschaft Von den Guldenen Sternen. The calligraphy is based on the exemplar, and the text is from the Summits Ceremonial. This will be printed out and painted in to make award documents. The exemplar , the ca 1450 Black Book of the Admiralty….

Goutte charter

A preprint/charter master for An Tir, based on a late 15th century Psalter in the British Library, MS Harley 487, 33v. This will be printed out and painted in to make award documents. Calligraphy by Rignach of words by Arnora, both provided by the royal scribe. I rearranged and replaced the initial with the badge…

Tiny Trompe L’Oeil

A wee Ordo Famuli scroll for Moira, based on folio 319 of the even smaller late 15th c hours of Juana of Castille. I moved the historiated initial to the top of the page and changed it to a K composed of a seahorse, which is one of the Barony of Stromgard’s heraldic charges. Oak…

A 15th c Cypher

A Royal Cypher, based on a 15th c English manuscript, BL MS Royal 18 D II . India ink and yellow ocher on Bristol. 9″ x 12″, which is close to the exemplars size. Text provided by the royal scribe. Exemplar 1, Folio 198 I based my initial on this initial W. Exemplar 2, folio…

Braid Style Throne Favor

A Throne Favor for Aryana. Based on a 15th c manuscript from Novgorod. Hand mixed pigments (synthetic vermilion, indigo, ocher, and titanium white) and India ink on pergamenta. Approximately 7″x 9″. Text is English transcribed into Cyrillic. This style is known as balkan braid, and is one of the common styles of ornament of the…

Trompe l’Oeil Scroll Crystal Rainbow

A Crystal Rainbow for Ciarnat, based on the pages for the Office of the Dead in a distinctive late 15th c.  French Book of Hours.  Modern and period gouache and ink on pergamenta.  The source manuscript uses a conceit of trompe l’oeil scrolls resting on backgrounds ranging from faux marble, to woven patterns, skulls, or…