Scarf depicting a page from an illuminated model book of calligraphy in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum, featuring a lush botanical painting with tulip, pear, caterpillar, and shell.
- Material: Polyester - Dimensions: 33.5 inches x 42 inches - Dry clean only - Made in China - Item #: SCFHTLP
From 1561 to 1562, Georg Bocskay, court secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, created the Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta in Vienna to demonstrate his technical mastery of the immense range of writing styles known to him. About thirty years later, Emperor Rudolph II, Ferdinand's grandson, commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate Bocskay's model book. Hoefnagel added fruit, flowers, and insects to nearly every page, composing them so as to enhance the unity and balance of the page's design.
Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta (Model book of calligraphy), .20 (86..527), fol 51 Caterpillar, Pear, Tulip, and Purple Snail