DRAWING by DANIEL MITSUI
This is an ink drawing on a 3 1/2" × 4 1/2" piece of goatskin parchment. I drew it using calligraphers’ inks applied with dip pens and brushes.
The original was created on private commission.
The Venerable Bede was a monk, theologian and historian who lived at Jarrow in Northumbria in the late 7th and early 8th centuries. I drew him in the style of Northumbro-Irish illuminated manuscripts. Some of the greatest of these were made about the time and place that St. Bede lived; he knew personally St. Eadfrith, the scribe of the Lindisfarne Gospels.
An open-edition giclée print of this drawing is available for $15. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address.
Please note that the original drawing was made on goatskin parchment, which is not perfectly white, flat or homogenous. Natural variations in the color and thickness of the goatskin show up in the giclée print, especially in the outer borders. These are not smudges or printing errors, but part of the artwork itself.
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