La Vita Nuova (The New Life) (page 3/5)

[picture: 115. Love Hath So Long Possessed Me]

115. Love Hath So Long Possessed Me

Full page image showing the sonnet and also the decoration. I have scanned the angel separately, as the next image. [more...]

[picture: Angel from page 115]

Angel from page 115

The angel from page 115. The angel carries a music book (I think, or possibly a harp), and kneels with hands clasped as if in prayer. He wears a white robe and has golden wings. [more...]

[picture: 51.---Serving at a Banquet]

51.—Serving at a Banquet

Two men, servants, wearing mediƦval outfits with hose (tights) and hats, proceed presumably to a banquet, one with a flask and one with a pie. Overhead, cherubs play musical [...] [more...]

[picture: Two cherubs play flute and violin]

Two cherubs play flute and violin

A detail from Fig. 51, two winged cherubs sit playing musical instruments, one a twin pipe and the other a bowed instrument like an early violin. [more...]

[picture: Cherub with Triangle]

Cherub with Triangle

A detail from Fig. 51, a winged cherubs sits playing a musical instrument, a triangle. He is naked, and his eyes glance to one side. He has a curl of hair. [more...]

[picture: Servant with Food]

Servant with Food

A young man wearing hose, a doublet and a helmet or tall hat is carrying a plate, perhaps with a pie or even a roast chicken. He is gong to serve at a mediƦval banquet. [more...]

[picture: Border with troubadors and drolleries]

Border with troubadors and drolleries

Three-quarter page foliated border, printed in gold-coloured ink, featuring three anthopomorphic dog-men (increasingly dog-like from left to right), a demon or satyr, a [...] [more...]

[picture: Border detail: two-faced drollery]

Border detail: two-faced drollery

A drollery; these were strange and grotesque creatures placed in the margins of manuscripts by mediaeval scribes. This one is from 1910, in imitation of mediaeval [...] [more...]

[picture: Border detail: Satyr or horned devil]

Border detail: Satyr or horned devil

A drollery; these were strange and grotesque creatures placed in the margins of manuscripts by mediaeval scribes. This one is from 1910, in imitation of mediaeval drolleries. It is a devil, or satyr, with one bird [...] [more...]

[picture: Calligraphic initial leter T]

Calligraphic initial leter T

This decorative initial “T” was used a drop cap. It has been drawn in a mediaeval calligraphic style, and was printed in a reddish-yellow ink, a sort of gold colour. I cannot say for certain whether it was drawn by Evelyn Paul, but it is in the same style as the [...] [more...]


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