The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 8/13)

[picture: Stylized Black Dragon]

Stylized Black Dragon

This dragon, white on a black background, was taken from a fourteenth century decorative initial; it is also in the style of a drollery, the strange creatures used to illustrate mediƦval manuscripts. [more...]

[picture: Red Dragon on Blue Background]

Red Dragon on Blue Background

This dragon, coloured red on a blue background, was taken from a fourteenth century decorative initial; it was drawn rather in the style of a drollery, the strange creatures used to illustrate mediƦval manuscripts, and has [...] [more...]

[picture: Fourteenth-Century illuminated D with saint]

Fourteenth-Century illuminated D with saint

This illuminated initial letter “D” is from the 1300s (14th century); it’s a red and blue calligraphic capital letter, with a picture of an unidentified female saint inside (as indicated by the gold halo). The saint holds a book in one hand and perhaps giant [...] [more...]

[picture: Saint with book]

Saint with book

A 14th century drawing of a saint (I think) or martry, with a book in one hand. [more...]

[picture: Vintage Medieval Daisy Sketch]

Vintage Medieval Daisy Sketch

These two daisies with gold-leaf middles and squiggly reddish-brown stems were decorations on an illuminated capital D from a choirbook from the 1300s. [more...]

[picture: Medieval Decorative Initial Capital ``D'']

Medieval Decorative Initial Capital “D”

This mediaeval calligraphic initial “D” was originally decorated with filligree and gold and had a saint in the middle; the simplified version here is extracted to be more useful. [more...]

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

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

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

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

Decorative uncial initial letter A from fifteenth Century Nos. 4 and 5.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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