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Title I see His blood upon the rose (Joseph Mary Plunkett, 1887-1916)
Collection Crafts Study Centre
Calligrapher Edward Johnston
Description Broadside written with steel nibs in ochre ink in a gothicised italic hand on vellum, framed.
Id Number Current Accession C.77.7
Subject calligraphy, broadside, religion
Measurements 36.4 x 14 centimetres - Measurement including frame: height 61.5 x width 49.8
Hand gothicised italic
Material ink on vellum
Ink ochre
History Written for the Reverend C.M. Lamb as part of a private lesson on 26th September 1929 and continued later.

A first draft of the poem, comprising four lines of fine bold script, sketches of sundry letters, and numerous pencil notes, was offered for sale in Elkin Mathew's List 54, item 43. Johnston's very full letter (2/113) to Lamb about the manuscript, 'written in the train' on 7 October 1929, is transcribed in the CSC catalogue hardcopy.
Rights Owner Andrew and Angela Johnston/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1920s
Technique hand-lettering



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