clipart: initial letter U from beginning of the 16th Centurydetails

[Picture: clipart: initial letter U from beginning of the 16th Century]
previous image
up
Share/Bookmark

Image title:

clipart: initial letter U from beginning of the 16th Century

Taken from

Status:

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free stock image for all purposes usage credit requested
Please do not redistribute without permission, since running this site is expensive.

Notes:

Wood cut of a decorated initial letter “U” (e.g. for a drop cap or ornamental capital letter), from the beginning of the 16th Century. There is a white calligraphic capital “U” with interwoven leaves, on a black ground with white dots, known as a criblé effect. There also appears to be a cabbage leaf in the middle.

Note that historically at times the U was employed where today we would use a V, and the V where we would use a U. This is why W in Engish is called double-you.

Keywords:

Place shown:

Artist:

Filename:

071-alphabet-beginning-of-16th-century-letter-U-q92-1123x1200.jpg

Scanner dpi:

23149 dots per inch (approximately)

Comment:

Download:

Similar images: