About the Artist:

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

About the Source:

  • Time period: Early 15th Century: 1395(?) – 1430(?)
  • Country: Milian, Italy
  • Modern source: The Visconti Hours. Millard Meiss and Edith W. Kirsch. George Braziller, Inc.: New York, New York. 1972. ISBN: 0-8076-1359-2. (Note this book seems to be out of print. On 20 September 2007, there were 11 used copies available at amazon.com between $15 and $30.)
  • Historical Source: The Visconti Hours: The border, including the birds that echo the ones in his arms, is inspired by Folio BR 48. The first word is inspired in particular by Folio BR 105, as well as others throughout the Visconti Hours.
  • Script: Early 15th Century Gothic as reconstructed from The Visconti Hours.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Award of Arms (East Kingdom)
  • Scroll Recipient: Lord Michel l’Espiègle
  • Date of Completion: July 2005
  • Paper: Aqvarelle Arches Watercolor Block – Hot Pressed
  • Ink: Winsor & Newton Ink – 951 – Black India Ink
  • Pen: Panache (Refillable Ink Cartridge) – with Extra-Fine Nib
  • Paint: Winsor & Newton Artists’ Acrylic Color
  • Dimensions: 14 by 20 inches


Additional Notes: This was a backlog scroll requested by the recipient’s wife. At the time, he already had a Pelican. It took two years to get the language translated into French and I had great fun making it for this dear friend. I should note that doing calligraphy is a foreign language adds a level of difficulty.

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