This is a page from from the remarkable 'Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta' (The Model Book of Calligraphy), the result of a collaboration across many decades between a master scribe, the Croatian-born Georg Bocskay, and Flemish artist Joris Hoefnagel.
In the early 1560s, while secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, Bocksay produced his Model Book of Calligraphy, showing off the wonderful range of writing style in his repertoire.
Some 30 years later (and 15 years after the death of Bocskay), Ferdinand’s grandson, who had inherited the book, commissioned Hoefnagel to add his delightful illustrations of flowers, fruits, and insects. It would prove to be, as The Getty, who now own the manuscript, commented, 'one of the most unusual collaborations between scribe and painter in the history of manuscript illumination'.
Giclée print on 200gsm Enhanced Matte Art paper with archival-quality dye inks.
Giclée printing offers extra-fine image resolution, retaining a high degree of detail from the original image. If kept in good condition, your print will last beteween 100 and 200 years.
This is a museum-quality heavyweight fine art paper with a smooth, clean finish. Extremely consistent, it emphasises different highlights and tones, helping to create a stunning work of art.
Prints are available in a range of sizes, with a white border around the edges to allow for easy framing. If you have a specific size requirement, get in touch – we're always happy to help.
Please note that the actual item colours shown may be different from the photos above due to different monitor settings, and the frame shown is for illustrative purposes only.
When posting, we'll carefully pack your prints in a mailing tube or stiff envelope to keep them safe, and we aim have them on their way to you within 2-7 days of receiving your payment.
Gorgeous Print! My friend loved it for her Christmas gift! Amazing postage service too. Thank you!!
Bought three prints and framed them. They look great.