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Title The foundational hand
Collection Crafts Study Centre
Calligrapher Irene Wellington
Description Exemplar panel, beginning with a foundational alphabet (miniscule), followed by a double pen alphabet showing construction of letters. Verses from the sixteenth century carol 'The Builders'. Footnote, added in 1947 stuck onto bottom of sheet.
Decoration Cockerel drawn inside 'O' of carol, foliage inside 'S'.
Id Number Current Accession C.84.68.a
Inscription ’IW 1945’ to the right of the second verse of the carol. Also a second mark: ’Irene Wellington 26 November 1947’ after the footnote.
Location Creation Site Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, UK
Subject calligraphy, panel, exemplar panel, figures, plants
Measurements 40 x 27 centimetres
Material ink on Green´s handmade paper
Other Materials possibly cartridge paper
Ink black
History The main panel was written in 1945, for students at the Central School in London. The footnote was added in 1947.
Rights Owner The Irene Wellington Trust/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1940s
Technique hand-lettering

 

 

 

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