About the Artist:

  • Mistress Aslyn Crystyn (m/k/a Crystal Lamb)
  • Barony of the Steppes

About the Source:

  • Time period: Late 16th Century
  • Country: England
  • Modern source: Flora and Fauna:Selections from Mira Calligraphia Monumenta George Braziller, NY. 1981. p. 41.
  • Historical Source: fol. 118 of Mira Calligraphia Monumenta, (also known as The Model Book of Calligraphy)

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: AwardScroll: Steppes Warlord
  • Scroll Recipient: Count Timotheous
  • Date of Completion: May 1999
  • Paper: Arches190 pound watercolor paper
  • Nibs: Brauseand crow quill
  • Ink: Calli
  • Paint: Gouache; watercolors; Schminke Goldpearl Gouache
  • Dimensions: 11x14

Additional Notes: This scroll was commissioned as a prize scroll for an annual tourney within the Barony of the Steppes. The artist studied and researched this piece for a year before beginning work. Extensivedry brushing was used to create the underlying layers of the still life.