Marginalia – Lions

Marginalia - LionsMarginalia - Lions


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Marginalia illustration – Lions. An original ink illustration by Sheffield artist Laura Martin, depicting a family of lion-like creatures based on a design from the Ashmole Bestiary. 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 3” x 5” 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. The Ashmole Bestiary is a 12-13th Century creation story featuring over a hundred animals including these Lions, descriptions and numerous other fine marginalia illustrations.

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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