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, interpreted through knowledge of recipient.
  • Script: Generic Carolingia Miniscule. This text is not appropriate to the Flemish Illumination style, but Gothic scripts are my bane. I wasn’t even close to doing one well enough for a scroll when I started this in 1997.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Award of Arms (East Kingdom)
  • Scroll Recipient: Griffith Davison
  • 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: A rush order from the Crown, this scroll was started at Pennsic without any books to work from. I worked the script and illuminations from memory. The painting was completed several years later at home.

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