About the Artist:
  • Lady Suzanne de la Ferte (mka Suzanne Powell)
  • Barony of Stargate

About the Source:

  • Time period: 1490-1500
  • Country: France
  • Modern source: Gullick, Michael. A Treasury of Decorative Calligraphy. Wakefield, R.I., Moyer Bell, 1996. ISBN: 1-55921-152-0. Plate 14.
  • Historical Source: The Romance of the Rose by Guillaume de Lorris
  • Script: formal insular majuscule

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: two illuminated manuscript pages
  • Date of Completion: May 1997
  • Paper: 2-ply Strathmore Bristol paper, 400 series
  • Ink: Platignum permanent black
  • Paint: Windsor-Newton water color set, Winsor-Newton gold gouache
  • Dimensions: 11x14

Additional Notes: This was Suzannes first calligraphy and illumination piece done for the SCA, and her first attempt at a color piece.