15th Century French

About the Source:

Time period: 15th century

Country: France

Modern Source:

Historical Source:

Belleville Breviary, 1323-26, Illumination on Parchment, 24.0 x 17.0 cm, Bibliothéque Nationale, Paris

Book of Hours of Maréchal de Boucicaut, 1405-08, Parchment, 27.4 x 19 cm, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris

Script: Gothic black letter

About the Scroll:

Type of scroll: Rook of Stargate

Scroll Recipient: Benjamin McTaggert

Date of Completion: December 1998

Paper: 2-ply Strathmore Bristol paper, 400 series

Ink: Platignum permanent black

Paint: Windsor-Newton gouache

Dimensions: 11x14

Additional Notes: The recipient of this award selected both the illumination style and the script

The Rook is an Ansteorran children's award. Benjamin picked out the style of the scroll. He liked the textura quadrata script, so I designed a border to go with that script. The award was done on Arches hot press watercolor paper using guache paints.