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: Milan, 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 top bar is inspired by LF 37. The towers were inspired by LF 72 (especially the swirlies) and LF 128v (especially the color changes of the towers). The enhanced text with gold work is inspired by examples from throughout the Viscounti Hours.
  • Script: Generic Carolingia Miniscule. This text is not appropriate to the Viscounti Hours, but Gothic scripts are my bane. I wasn’t even close to doing one well enough for a scroll in 1997. Compare this scroll with the AOA scroll for Lord Michel l’Espiègle completed in 2005.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Award of Arms (East Kingdom)
  • Scroll Recipient: Joele de Valaere
  • Date of Completion:
  • 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 is one of my earlier scrolls before I learn proper pen care. The pen kept doing wonky things throughout this scroll. Sometimes it left big globs of ink and other times it cut into the paper. It was incredibly frustrating. What made it worth it was at the event a woman came up with tears in her eyes saying that the bible verse I used was used at her wedding and she loved hearing it in court.

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