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

[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...] [$]

[picture: Spirit Angels of Peace]

Spirit Angels of Peace

And I seemed to look towards Heaven, and to behold a multitude of angels who were returning upwards, having before them an exceedingly white cloud: and these angels were singing together [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Border with initial letter A]

Border with initial letter A

A decorative border in a mediaeval vine-leaves style, with an initial capital lettter A with a small dragon on one side. You could use the A as a drop cap by itself [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Angel playing the harp, attended by deer]

Angel playing the harp, attended by deer

A hind, a stag, a pair of rabbits and two birds are listening to this winged angel playing the harp, in a decorative pice full of vine-leaves. The angel is naked except for a loin-cloth and is barefoot. All very romantic and bucolic, a pastoral scene from heaven. the decoration [...] [more...] [$]


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