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Marginalia illustration – Hog Malacomorph. An original ink illustration by Sheffield artist Laura Martin, depicting a strange hybrid hog/snail creature based on a piece of marginalia from the Luttrell Psalter. This piece has been created using fine pigment ink on brown paper, with details picked out in stippled shading and white ink highlights. The illustration measures 4” x 4” and is presented in a classy black strut mount to fit a 6” x 8” frame.
Marginalia are embellishments found in the margins of Medieval manuscripts, providing a fascinating window upon the lives and imaginations of the authors. With its vibrant illuminations of life in the 14th Century, the Luttrell Psalter is a justly famous manuscript, notable for its inventive creatures. Snail hybrids, or malacomorphs, are often depicted in marginalia.
Please note that this illustration is drawn on a brown paper with a naturally rustic texture. This means that there could be some slight speckling or uneven textures in the paper, which only adds to its historical effect!
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