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Title Turkey thank you (upon being given a Norfolk turkey)
Collection Crafts Study Centre
Calligrapher Irene Wellington
Description Rough, for a double opening, painted with red, blue, yellow and green paint, and with black ink and pencil on paper.
Decoration Drawing of a turkey beneath feathers in a helmet, in a heraldic style. Holly leaves.
Id Number Current Accession IWET Loan 15
Inscription ’From Irene’ on part of design inside central scroll
Location Creation Site Henley-on-Thames, UK
Subject calligraphy, rough
Measurements 24.5 x 39 centimetres
Material ink on paper
Other Materials pencil, paint
History Rough for a double opening. The finished piece was written as a gift for Lord and Lady Cholomondeley, to thank them for a turkey they had sent to Irene Wellington.

Irene Wellington: "Own text, and background carol of The Holly and the Ivy. Chinese ink, watercolour paper. Red leather spine. S.M. Cockerell 'combed' paper. Purely personal spontaneous gift to the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley. Exhibited in London (? Date) and Maidstone 1964. Sheer play. Designed and executed within the spare time of three days. Cursive italic free for the background carol. The heavy text ? A compressed easy hand, not Gothic, not italic, not quite a compressed 'foundational', too easy in the arches for that as I remember."
Rights Owner The Irene Wellington Trust/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Technique hand-lettering
 

 

 

 

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