Saturday, January 7, 2006

Thursday, January 5, 2006

Kingdom Arts and Sciences Scroll

Arts & Sciences Champion:  Awarded to Mistress Bengta Rolfsdottir

Based on the Wyndham Payne Crucifixion

The Wyndham Payne Crucifixion was created in England, probably in London, c. 1405-1410.  This is a detached leaf with no text sized 375x260 mm.  Its name comes from a former owner, who bought it in a Cirencester antique shop, believing it to be a reproduction.  The miniature (not shown) may be associated with Herman Scheerre, an illuminator from the Lower Rhineland, who spent most of his life working in England.

Blackhous, Janet  The Illuminated Page:  Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting
          The British Library, Great Russell St., London WC1B 3DG, 1997.  P.141