Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 24/52)

[picture: Ornate border for US legal-sized paper]

Ornate border for US legal-sized paper

This is a version of the ornate early Victorian border modified to be suitable for legal-sized paper (8.5 × 14 inches, roughly). A higher-resolution version is available on request. It might be good for scrapbooking or for a restaurant menu! [more...] [$]

[picture: Floriated Initial I, Violin-Style]

Floriated Initial I, Violin-Style

A decorative initial “I” in this 1840s book, used as a drop capital at the start of a chapter. I also made a coloured letter I to give you an idea of what can be done. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative initial I, Coloured]

Decorative initial I, Coloured

This is a hand-coloured version of a decorative initial letter “I” used as a drop cap at the start of a chapter. [more...] [$]

[picture: Chantry Chapel, Warwick]

Chantry Chapel, Warwick

This beautiful engraving, printed in colour using multiple plates, shows the stone ceiling, a tiled floor, an arched entrance-way, a stained-glass window, a [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Painted Window. Two Saxon Earls of Mercia, And Seven Norman Earls of Chester.]

Painted Window. Two Saxon Earls of Mercia, And Seven Norman Earls of Chester.

A reproduction in colour of a sixteenth-century painted glass window showing various earls and barons of Chester. [more...] [$]

[picture: 379.---Carlisle Castle.]

379.—Carlisle Castle.

The knights arrive on horseback over the bridge and into the castle walls. Carlisle castle was built in 1090 on the site of an older Roman fortress. [more...] [$]

[picture: Decorative Cap ``T'' With Flowers]

Decorative Cap “T” With Flowers

A floriated initial letter capital “T” used as a 14-line drop cap at the start of a chapter. Drop capitals should normally align exactly with the the baseline of the nth line of text, but this design does not need exact alignment. It features flowers such as bluebells and pansies. [more...] [$]

[picture: 381.---St. Mary's Chapel, Hastings Cliff Castle.]

381.—St. Mary’s Chapel, Hastings Cliff Castle.

Hastings Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1070 or so, together with the chapel of St. Mary. Coastal erosion, and, later, French attacks, meant there wasn’t much left by 1400. After the Dissolution of the Monasteries the land became used for farming. It was excavated in the 1820s, and further damaged by bomb in the Second World War. It [...] [more...] [$]

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