Award of the Purple Fret – April 2016

Award of the Purple Fret for Meinhard Hammerschmidt. Windsor-Newton gouache on pergamenata; calligraphy done in Higgins waterproof red ink and Dr. Martin’s black India ink using a Brouse nib.

The text reads:

We, Nikolai, by right of arms dread Tsar of the Middle Kingdom and Serena, she of love, beauty, and Our Tsarina forevermore do send greetings.

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