Order of Saint Clairiel – December 2011

Order of St. Clairiel 12142011Order of St. Clairiel for Denis de Wahulle. Gouache on Strathmore 400 Series natural parchment and calligraphy in Higgins black and red waterproof inks using a 1.5 mm Brause nib.

The text reads:

Let it be known to all that we, Edward and Milesent, Third Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands have witnessed the considerable and tireless works of Denis de Wahulle, whose ever-willing hands have assured the ease and comfort of many and we hereby enter him into our noble Order of Saint Clairiel that all may know our esteem of him. Done this 14th day of December, Anno Societatis XLVI.

Illumination inspired by f. 13 of the Lovell Lectionary, with the unicorn based on The Annunciation and inhabited initial taken from The Queen Mary Psalter, f. 71v.  The unicorn and dragonflies are elements of the recipient’s personal device and badge.

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