Well, I was browsing through the Antique Pattern Library (free, y'all!), checking to see if there were any new or previously-overlooked books, when I discovered this treasure! What a truly epic H! I will definitely have to embroider myself a monogram with this someday. You can find the rest of the alphabet, plus some fancy borders,…
Happy St George's Day, everyone! Here are some images from the British Library's collections, to celebrate the feast day of the patron saint of England, Portugal, Georgia, Russia and Palestine, among others. You can find many more images of St George on our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. Miniature of George...
Amherst Hours, St. Margaret, with dragons, Walters Manuscript W.167, fol. 101v
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Simon de Varie Kneeling in Prayer; Jean Fouquet (French, born about 1415 - 1420, died before 1481); 1455; Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment; Leaf: 11.4 × 8.3 cm (4 1/2 × 3 1/4 in.); Ms. 7 (85.ML.27), fol. 2; Partial gift of Gerald F. Borrmann; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
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Miniature of the Flight, from a French Book of Hours. Mary raises the child to her lips to kiss it. A ruddy-faced Joseph, with his possessions in a bundle on a stick, seems to be leading the donkey at a good pace, the sense of pace augmented by the escort of two pedestrian angels in the foreground,while God the Father looks down from above.