Historiated decorative initial capital letter AE in Bluedetails

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Image title: Historiated decorative initial capital letter AE in Blue [1659]
Source: Reed, Sue Welsh & Wallace, Richard: “Italian Etchers of the Renaissance & Baroque” (1989)
Item date: 1659
Keywords: initials, letterae, historiated initials, blue, colour
Status: out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
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Letter “Æ” from Valerio Spada’s historiated alphabet print from 1659. I have coloured the letter itself in blue; you could easily change the blue to something else of course. A decorative initial Æ is fairly unusual.

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Artist: Valerio Spada (1613 – 1688)
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