Order of the Pelican – January 2016

Order of the Pelican for Crespine de la Valée. Windsor-Newton gouache on pergamenata; calligraphy done in Dr. Martin’s black India ink using a Brouse nib.

The text reads:

All Gentles and Nobles know by these presents that we Nikolai, Tsar by right of arms of the Middle Kingdom, and Serena, our Tsarina, in consideration of the noble virtues and distinguished service, alike in courtesy and honor as in patience and toil, of our faithful and dedicated Crespine de la Vallée, do creep [NOT a typo] her a Companion of the Order of the Pelican, to be in all places numbered a Peer of our Realm, with all of the rights, privileges, insignia, precedence and responsibilities thereto appertaining.

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