The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 11/13)

[picture: Decorative initial letter V from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5.]

Decorative initial letter V from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5.

Decorative initial letter V (also used for U) from Fifteenth Century No. 4. [more...]

[picture: Decorative initial letter X from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5.]

Decorative initial letter X from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5.

Decorative initial letter X from Fifteenth Century No. 4. [more...]

[picture: Plate 74.---Fifteenth Century No. 4 (one of 2)]

Plate 74.—Fifteenth Century No. 4 (one of 2)

“[...] a series of bold initials from detached fragments in the South Kensington Museum.” (p. 103) [more...]

[picture: Letter A from Fifteenth Century No. 4]

Letter A from Fifteenth Century No. 4

Decorative initial letter A from Fifteenth Century No. 4, blue with a red background. In use I would expect the letter to be set into the text, with the flourishes sticking out into the margin. [more...]

[picture: Letter A from Fifteenth Century No. 4]

Letter A from Fifteenth Century No. 4

Decorative initial letter A from Fifteenth Century No. 4, red with a blue background. In use I would expect the letter to be set into the text, with the flourishes sticking out into the margin. [more...]

[picture: Plate 74.---Fifteenth Century No. 4 (two of 2)]

Plate 74.—Fifteenth Century No. 4 (two of 2)

“[...] a series of bold initials from detached fragments in the South Kensington Museum.” (p. 103) [more...]

[picture: Blue Floret]

Blue Floret

A sample ornament made by taking a swirl from the Letter R on plate 74, and then rotating it. There is another example here. [more...]

[picture: Blue FLoret, larger, Example]

Blue FLoret, larger, Example

You could use this decoration as a border or as a tailpiece, perhaps. See the floret itself.

[picture: Green and brown border with vines and bird]

Green and brown border with vines and bird

This border was taken from “Hours of the Virgin” (Harl. 2,936). The book is attributed to the Master of Martainville and includes 24 miniatures with foliate borders (such as this one) in colours [...] [more...]

[picture: Plate 85b.---Fifteenth Century No. 15 (Borders)]

Plate 85b.—Fifteenth Century No. 15 (Borders)

Various borders and corners from a Book of Hours from the 15th century. I have scanned it in two parts; this is part two (part one is not yet online). I have separated out some [...] [more...]

[picture: Horizontal border with flowers, Item 15 from Plate 85]

Horizontal border with flowers, Item 15 from Plate 85

Fifteenth century horizontal floral border from Plate 85. I have edited it a little so that it more or less joins on to itself, to make a longer line. [more...]

[picture: Border with corner, Item 17 from Plate 85]

Border with corner, Item 17 from Plate 85

Fifteenth century vertical floral border with corner and horizontal segment, from Plate 85. [more...]


Note: If you got here from a search engine and don’t see what you were looking for, it might have moved onto a different page within this gallery.


$Id: mkgallery,v 1.27 2012/09/03 22:34:40 liam Exp liam $