About the Artist:

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

About the Source:

  • Time period: Mid 15th century
  • Country: England
  • Modern Source: Christopher de Hamel, The British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination: History and Techniques, The British Library, 2001, p. 62.
  • Historical Source: Patternbook, British Library Sloane MS 1448A, f. 22v

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Invitation to Queen's Champion Tourney for Queen Conal II
  • Paper: Arches #140 hot press
  • Date of Completion: December 2003
  • Ink (calligraphy): Higgins Black Magic
  • Paint: Windsor & Newton gouache
  • Gold: 23k gold leaf.
  • Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5"

Additional notes: This scroll was a prize scroll for an unofficial bardic competition at Gulf War X. The Crowns of all three host kingdoms - Ansteorra, Meridies, and Trimaris - were gracious enough to sign the scroll.