Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Blank for Drachenwald

Petit Livre d'Amour attributed to the Master of the Chronique scandaleuse Pierre Sala 16th ce.
Stowe 955 fol 13v

I wanted a use for my new scarlet paper to test how good it is.  It's nice, takes paint well, but it also picks up fingerprints.  Whoever gets this blank, has a Saraswati thumbprint too.  Whoopsie.  I went through my 'colored parchment' collection and found this, which is simple but striking.  I haven't tried yet to dye parchment or perg to color, but I might have a go at it with some of the exemplaars that I have.