Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 23/51)

[picture: 287.---Anglo-Saxon Females]

287.—Anglo-Saxon Females

The practice of bandaging or cross-gartering the hose is indicated in many Anglo-Saxon drawings (Figs. 284, 288). Secondly, the ladies wore a long and ample garment with loose sleeves (the gunna, whence our gown), over a closer-fitting one, which had tight sleeves reaching to the wrist; over these a mantle was worn by the superior classes, and a sort [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 289.---Coffin and Grave Clothes.]

289.—Coffin and Grave Clothes.

An Anglo-saxon drawing of the raising of Lazarus from the dead (an early account of a zombie in the Bible?), showing the Saxon funeral clothes and coffin. One of the two figures on the left is Jesus. [more...] [$]

[picture: 345.---Castle of Lillebonne]

345.—Castle of Lillebonne

General view of Ruins, Church, etc. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate Victorian Border]

Ornate Victorian Border

This ornate border is based on Mediaeval and Sixteenth Century designs; strictly speaking it is pre-Victorian. It features stylized roses. There is also [...]here. [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate border for US legal-sized paper]

Ornate border for US legal-sized paper

This is a version of the ornate early Victorian border modified to be suitable for legal-sized paper (8.5 × 14 inches, roughly). A higher-resolution version is available on request. It might be good for scrapbooking or for a restaurant menu! [more...] [$]

[picture: Floriated Initial I, Violin-Style]

Floriated Initial I, Violin-Style

A decorative initial “I” in this 1840s book, used as a drop capital at the start of a chapter. I also made a coloured letter I to give you an idea of what can be done. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial I, Coloured]

Decorative initial I, Coloured

This is a hand-coloured version of a decorative initial letter “I” used as a drop cap at the start of a chapter. [more...] [$]

[picture: Chantry Chapel, Warwick]

Chantry Chapel, Warwick

This beautiful engraving, printed in colour using multiple plates, shows the stone ceiling, a tiled floor, an arched entrance-way, a stained-glass window, a [...] [more...] [$]

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