02 March 2017

PATTERN BOOKS

Many medieval artists and scribes created sourcebooks: manuscripts filled with model ornamental borders, versals, alphabets and illustrations in which other artists and scribes would find inspiration, or that they would copy. Especially fine examples survive from the hands of Giovannino de'Grassi, Guido de Vicomercato and Gregorius Bock.





Pages from a Sourcebook by Giovannino de'Grassi





Pages from a Sourcebook by Gregorius Bock


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