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St. Adelaide was a tenth-century Burgundian noblewoman who married the Holy Roman Emperor Otto the Great. She was renowned for her piety and acts of charity. She was a patron of religious houses in the empire and of missionary efforts to the pagans in Northern Europe.

One incident was particularly in mind when I drew this image. Early in her life, St. Adelaide forced into captivity for refusing to marry Adalbert of Ivrea. Assisted by a priest, she escaped through a tunnel and hid for a time in the wilderness. (Because I drew this for an American patron, the flora and fauna are American rather than European.) The border of knots and braids was inspired by early medieval manuscript decoration.

Medium: Drawing, color ink on calfskin vellum
Dimensions: 5 1/2" × 8"
Year: 2016

The original drawing was made on private commission.

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