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Title Doe the next thing
Collection Crafts Study Centre
Calligrapher Edward Johnston
Description Broadside, on skin (vellum), one page, written in black ink in a large hand based on Lombardic and modern models in Strange; heading, decoration and versals in red.
Id Number Current Accession C.86.10
Inscription Signed numbered and dated, XII, 6 December 1897
Subject calligraphy, broadside, literature
Measurements 16.3 x 12.2 centimetres
Hand Lombardic
Material ink on vellum
Ink red, black
History Written on 6 December 1897 for Hilda de No Walker as the twelfth in Johnston's series of numbered manuscripts. This marks, apparently, the first use by Johnston of the edged pen. C.86.9 had taken Strange's fig. 161 as a model, but was 'written' with a brush. The same model is clear here, but informed by Johnston's reading of Strange's description of Charles Holme's alphabet. Lethaby, however, 'specially admired' only Johnston's heading, again on 5 April 1898.
Literary Source 'Doe the next thing' by Thomas Kempis (1380-1471)
Rights Owner Andrew and Angela Johnston/Crafts Study Centre 2004
Style Period Period 1890s
Technique hand-lettering



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