About the Artist:

  • SCA Name: Lady Prudence the Curious
  • Mundane Name: Esther Scott
  • Branch: Shire of Emerald Keep

About the Source:

  • Time period: 15th Century
  • Country: The Netherlands
  • Modern source: SCA Class entitled “Squashed Bug” taught by Lady Svea the Short-Sighted. She lives in the Shire of Barren Sands in the East Kingdom.
  • Historical Source: Generic combination of the faux style as seen in The Master of Mary of Burgundy (see the Court Baroncy – Katherine Barr of Cumberland for details on this book of hours) and other period manuscripts.
  • Script: Bastard Miniscule. The script is not appropriate to the illumination.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Award of Arms (East Kingdom)
  • Scroll Recipient: Alric Wolfgang von Misinthin
  • Date of Completion: October 1996
  • Paper: Aqvarelle Arches Watercolor Block – Hot Pressed
  • Ink: Winsor & Newton Ink – 951 – Black India Ink and FW non-clogging waterproof drawing ink - Scarlet
  • Pen: Panache (Refillable Ink Cartridge) – with Fine Nib
  • Paint: Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylic Color
  • Dimensions: 14 by 20 inches


Additional Notes: It is the first time I made extensive use of red letters amongst black ones. It is also the last.