Description This is the specially commissioned illuminated frontispeice for "Original Sketches," one of William T. Walters' albums of drawings. In rustic Gothic niches at the bottom of the page and from left to right can be seen - a medieval scribe, the Maryland coat-of-arms, and a monk painting. This beautiful page, with its rich colors and abundant use of gold, is clearly inspired by medieval book illumination.
Illuminated Frontispiece with the Maryland Coat-of-arms for William T. Walters' Drawings Album "Original Sketches"
|11/24/2016||Treatment||cleaned; examined for exhibition; other|
Provenance Commissioned by William T. Walters, Baltimore, by 1859; inherited by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Inscription] below center: The / Great Seal/ of / Maryland/ 1632 / 1854/ Crescite et Multiplicamine [Signed] CMB [dated] Ao Di MDCCCLIX
Credit Commissioned by William T. Walters, by 1859
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