#Auggie is a firm believer of osmosis in that sitting on books will make him smarter. #cat
From Book of Poem. #visconti Rembrandt + #deatramentis Plum. Describing how a soldier who could not fulfill his oath to his wife due to his obligation to his country. #fountainpen
Let the editing begin. #lamy al-star EF nib with #deatramentis Gingerbread. #fountainpen #study
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Pen/ink combinations I have now with the rotation and some previews of upcoming posts.
Medieval John Lennon
This familiar-looking face features in a Latin grammar book from the 15th century. The schoolbook includes entertaining scenes that encourage students in the challenging task of learning Latin. I like this image - and not just for its early depiction of a pair of glasses. It appeals to me because I imagine looking at a medieval portrait of John Lennon. It is not often that an image from a distant past connects so vividly to a modern - familiar - face. I wonder what the medieval student who used this book thought of this portrait. I fear that without the positive connection of Lennon this is merely a squinty-eyed, somewhat sour-looking person. Or worse: the student’s Latin teacher.
Pic: Uppsala, University Library, C 678. Image taken from this blog on the book, which provides additional images.
Drawings in medieval manuscripts can be so entertaining
Two birds: Falcon + #Pelikan ink. #hobonichi #fountainpen