About the Artist:

  • SCA Name: Sara Penrose (calligraphy & illumination) / Serena Lascelles (illumination & gilding)
  • Branch: Barony of Loch Soilleir / Barony of the Steppes

About the Source:

  • Time period: Late 1400's
  • Country: Italy
  • Modern Source: J. J. G. Alexander, ed., The Painted Page: Italian Book Illumination 1450-1550, Prestel-Verlag, Munich, 1994, p. 64. The medallion in the lower right-hand corner was inspired by the website of Gael Stirler,(Mistress Dairine mor o'uHigin of Atenveldt)
  • Historical Source: Duns Scotus, Quaestiones on the Sentences of Peter Lombard, Book IV: Distinctiones 1-16. The scroll was based largely on this source, but small details were taken from other white-vine illuminations of the same time-period.

About the Scroll:

  • Type of scroll: Peerage scroll - the Order of the Laurel
  • Scroll Recipient: Oriana Luisa della Francesca
  • Date of Completion: July 2007
  • Paper: Arches #140 hot press
  • Ink (calligraphy): Higgins Black Magic (black),
  • Paint: Windsor & Newton gouache
  • Gold: 23k gold leaf
  • Dimensions: Dimensions: 9.75" x 15.5" (not including margins)

Additional notes: The text, which is in Latin, includes some period Latin abbeviations. Most of the animals and other images scattered throughout the white vines symbolize people, places, or things that are special to the recipient.

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