The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 3/12)

[picture: Vintage border with peacock-feather styilized flowers]

Vintage border with peacock-feather styilized flowers

This full-page Victorian engraved border features flowers that are drawn with lines to shade them and with tendrils that give an effect reminding me of the “eyes” in a peacock’s tail feathers. [more...] [$]

[picture: Vintage border with peacock-feather style flowers, in blue]
[picture: Plate 17.---Ninth Century.  Nº 5.]

Plate 17.—Ninth Century. Nº 5.

All except Figure 7 are from the Bible of Charles the Bald, and Figure 7 is from the Gospels of Lothaire. [more...] [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 1): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 2): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 3): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 4): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 5): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 6): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 7): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.]

Fig. 1 from Ninth Century Borders No. 5.

Border (Figure 8): see overview page for details. [$]

[picture: Decorative initial letter ``J'' from 11th century.]

Decorative initial letter “J” from 11th century.

This decorative capital letter A features Celtic knotwork, red, green and blue, with a peach fill. [more...] [$]


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