I couldn’t resist pinning this link to the excellent blog by Erik Kwakkel: it depicts a medieval monk using paint. Unfortunately he doesn’t mention the source of the illustration, so I am not counting it amongst my five pins for Week 3: just adding it as an optional extra link. Part of description: "Rare self-portrait of a medieval artist "

Rare self-portrait of a medieval artist While a lot of medieval manuscripts with colourful drawings survive, we are usually not shown the artists who decorated the pages. This image is therefore exceptional, because it does. In fact, we see him.

The Penitential Psalms - f.140r - The Murthly Hours f. 140r.  heavy weight of nib with a writing angle visible from the thick downward strokes and narrower diagonal strokes especially those from lower left to upper right.  Usage: Image copyright NLS. Creative Commons license generally on the site.

The Penitential Psalms - - The Murthly Hours

E2787 loose gatherings. Extra image not used in Week 3 project submission.

Extra image not used in Week 3 project submission.

W10_000261_sap.jpg (1800×1041). Gatherings, in a couple of places it looks like five bifolia (quinio). 12th century parchment in a later binding. Usage: CC BY NC-SA 3.0

Gatherings, in a couple of places it looks like five bifolia (quinio). century parchment in a later binding. Usage: CC BY NC-SA

Click for folios 21v/22r.  http://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/R_3_14/manuscript.php?fullpage=1&startingpage=78 Examples of black ink (slightly degraded), and also colored inks. Main interest for this project is the illustration bottom right of 22 recto: it depicts a copyist writing using his right hand holding a quill (no fluff!) and holding the page with a pen-knife in his left hand. It appears to be a singleton (1  bifolium) open on a writing stand attached to his chair.

Click for folios 21v/22r. http://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/R_3_14/manuscript.php?fullpage=1&startingpage=78 Examples of black ink (slightly degraded), and also colored inks. Main interest for this project is the illustration bottom right of 22 recto: it depicts a copyist writing using his right hand holding a quill (no fluff!) and holding the page with a pen-knife in his left hand. It appears to be a singleton (1 bifolium) open on a writing stand attached to his chair.

MS Ir 6. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Ag so Duainaire Aodha mac Seain Ui Bhruin ó Glen Moluara  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:11113361?n=126  Anthology of Irish poetry Folio 59 verso, with a catchword at the bottom (the following page, 60 recto, has the same word at the beginning of the text). 59v also illustrates a yellow ink decorating the larger letters in the left-hand column. The black ink is still fairly intense despite the age of the manuscript.

MS Ir 6. Houghton Library, Harvard University. Ag so Duainaire Aodha mac Seain Ui Bhruin ó Glen Moluara http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:11113361?n=126 Anthology of Irish poetry Folio 59 verso, with a catchword at the bottom (the following page, 60 recto, has the same word at the beginning of the text). 59v also illustrates a yellow ink decorating the larger letters in the left-hand column. The black ink is still fairly intense despite the age of the manuscript.

(seq. 18) f 8v.  Black ink mostly faded to a brown color, apart from a few words in line 6. Also shown is a red color used in lines 2 and 3, and blue used for the decoration around the burnished gold capital A. Usage: free.

f Black ink mostly faded to a brown color, apart from a few words in line Also shown is a red color used in lines 2 and and blue used for the decoration around the burnished gold capital A.

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