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Calligraphy. Visual works.

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Works composed primarily of beautiful, elegant letters or flourishes that are typically created by hand with a pen, either in unjoined characters or in cursive writing. May also refer to similar works created by computer or another means.

Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Calligraphic page, written in miniature by Matthew Buchinger (1674-1739), a German calligrapher who had neither hands nor feet.

Identifier: Adv.MS.81.5.4
Scope and Contents

The page contains the Lord`s Prayer, the Apostle`s Creed and the Commandments, within an ornamental border composed of parts of St John`s Gospel, chapter xviii.

Dates: 1722.

Calligraphic transcript, 7 August 1782, by John McOmie of the copy made by James Scott, minister of East church, Perth, of the charter granted 14 April 1498 to the Carthusian monastery, Perth, by James Stewart, Earl of Buchan (created 1469), of his garden or orchard without the Spey (folio 4).

Identifier: Adv.MS.31.6.7
Scope and Contents

The main transcript is preceded by transcripts by McOmie of Scott`s account of the circumstances of the donation (folio 1) and Scott`s presentation note, 19 July 1782, to David Steuart Erskine, Earl of Buchan (succeeded 1767) (folio ii).

Dates: 1498.

"Cinquant [sic] Octonaires sur la vanité et inconstance du monde, dediez a tresillustre seigneur le conte de Shrewsbury, pour ses estrennes l'an 1607", being a calligraphic copy of the verses by Antoine de la Roche Chandieu, first published anonymously in ‘Les Cantigues du Seigneur de Maisonfleur’.

Identifier: MS.25240
Scope and Contents The manuscript is written in a variety of calligraphic hands and is decorated throughout with paintings of flowers, birds and insects. The pages containing Octonaires XVII, XXXI and XXXVIII are missing.The original title page and the dedication to the Earl of Shrewsbury have been cut out and pasted onto the verso of folio i and the inside of the front cover respectively.There are a number of later drawings and notes, including records of births of members...
Dates: [1586, or before]-19th century.

Designs for book decorations, stage sets and garden buildings by William McLaren.

Identifier: Acc.11560
Scope and Contents

Includes a sketchbook, specimans of calligraphy and printed books designed or decorated by McLaren.

Dates: 1943-1968.

Illuminated calligraphic manuscript by Nora Paterson presented to Robert Munro, Baron Alness in recognition of his work as President and Chairman of the Scottish Savings Committee from 1941-1945.

Identifier: Acc.11854
Scope and Contents

Includes a history of the War Savings Movement in Scotland. In a fine maroon morocco binding by Henderson and Bisset.

Dates: 1946.