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Separation

Separation

Includes a cue to the artist to paint the top half “blans” « La Bible hystoriaus, ou Les hystores escolastres de « …

Methodius – Cue letter problem

Methodius – Cue letter problem

There are three initials here: The original cue letter, scarcely visible, is a very fine, round-humped M (zoom in). The rubricated R …

Color by number

Color by number

Wauchier de Denain , Histoire ancienne Source: gallica.bnf.fr Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 1386, fol. 78r. This battle scene …

Giant  D with cue letter and line rulings

Giant D with cue letter and line rulings

Guillelmus a Mederio , Calendarium sive Commemorationes sanctorum monachorum , Missa et officium sanctarum reliquiarum , Officia sancti Georgii et sanctae Marinae …

L penwork

L penwork

How does one fill in the space of a capital-L? In this example, you can also easily see the scribe’s cue to …