About the Artist:

  • SCA Name: Sara Penrose
  • Branch: Barony of Loch Soilleir

About the Source:

  • This scroll was not based on a particular period source, but rather was inspired by illuminations from Books of Hours of the 1400's.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Rose Tourney prize scroll
  • Paper: Arches #140 hot press
  • Ink (calligraphy): Higgins Black Magic
  • Paint: Windsor & Newton gouache
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"

Additional notes: Ansteorra's Order of the Rose hosts a rapier tourney every year at Gulf War. This scroll was the prize scroll for that tournament at Gulf War X. The Queens of all three host kingdoms - Ansteorra, Meridies, and Trimaris - were gracious enough to sign the scroll. In the small banners under each illuminated rose, I placed the name of each Lady of the Rose who sponsored a fighter in the tourney. I wasn't sure how many ladies we would have when I created the scroll, but it turned out that exactly all 50 roses were filled.