Monday, November 17, 2014

Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade, 1522 - 1532

Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade (1) 1522 - 1532 Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade (2) 1522 - 1532 Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade (3) 1522 - 1532 Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade (4) 1522 - 1532 Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade (5) 1522 - 1532 Monogrammist LIW - Children's Crusade (6) 1522 - 1532 - source

Given the title of this series of prints, it likely takes inspiration from a medieval story involving children who go on a crusade to liberate the Holy Land but are sold into slavery instead. Read more about it here.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Selections From The Clavis Artis Manuscript, 17th/18th C.

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 
2-27.Hortis.V2.020

Clavis Artis is the title of a manuscript of alchemy published in Germany in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century and is attributed to the Persian Zoroaster. The work is in three volumes of medium size, the text is in Gothic script cursive German and is accompanied by numerous illustrations in watercolor depicting alchemical images. There are also some pen drawings depicting laboratory instruments.  - quote taken from the Italian Wikipedia page for the manuscript.

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V3.070

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 
2-27.Hortis.V3.134

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V3.057

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V3.034

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V3.053

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V3.039

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V2.063

Clavis Artis Manuscript - 2-27.Hortis.V2.039