About the Artists:

Calligrapher:

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

Illuminator:

  • SCA Name: Lady Katarzyna Nicholaieva
  • Mundane Name: Aubrey Pham
  • Branch: Shire of Emerald Keep

About the Source:

  • Time period: circa 1470
  • Country: Flanders
  • Modern source: Pages 144-145. Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections. Edited by James R. Tanis. Philadelphia Museum of Art: Philadelphia, PA. 2001. ISBN 0-87633-145-2 (cloth: alk. Paper); ISBN 0-87633-144-4 (pbk: alk. Paper). As of September 2007, available through the Philadelphia Museum of Art website for $55.00.
  • Historical Source: Gallican Psalter with Calendar, Canticles, Litany and Collects. Folio 65.
  • Script: Generic Gothic Script, influenced by the script appearing on the original folio.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Champion Scroll for Shire
  • Scroll Recipient: Lord Ceallach MacDonal
  • Date of Completion: May 2007
  • Paper: Winsor & Newton Artist’s Water Colour Paper – Hot Press
  • Ink: Winsor & Newton Ink – 951 – Black India Ink
  • Pen: Panache (Refillable Ink Cartridge) – with Extra-Fine Nib
  • Paint: Winsor & Newton Designers Gouache
  • Dimensions: 16 by 12 inches


Additional Notes: Since in our team, the calligrapher does the work first then drops it off with the book for the illuminator to work on, not everything in the initial layout always gets implemented. On site when filling out the winner’s name, Lady Prudence realized that the “V” for Valkyries hadn’t been done as a special illuminated letter as intended. She added it in normal calligraphy at that time.