SS. THOMAS AQUINAS & ANSELM of CANTERBURY
This broadside of Ss. Thomas Aquinas & Anselm of Canterbury measures 4 1/2" × 6 3/4". It is based on two of my ink drawings on paper. Scans of these drawings, slightly enlarged and modified, were used to create the plate for letterpress printing.
I drew these two great theologians with their traditional attributes: St. Thomas Aquinas wears his Dominican habit and holds a book of his writing and a miniature church. A sunburst shines on his breast. St. Anselm of Canterbury wears episcopal vestments and carries a crosier and a miniature ship.
Below them, a stylized vine and tiny plants and animals surround a banderole, on which is written Fides Querens Intellectum (Faith Seeking Understanding), the personal motto of St. Anselm and the general motto of all scholastic theology.
Approximately 200 broadsides were made in 2014 and issued in an open edition. They were printed on a Heidelberg cylinder press at Rohner Letterpress (Chicago, IL). Graphic Chemical & Ink (Villa Park, IL) supplied a traditional printing ink made from linseed oil & furnace black. The paper was handmade from cotton rag pulp at Twinrocker Handmade Paper (Brookston, IN). It is a laid paper, which means that it has a slight ribbed texture, from the wires in the papermaking mould. The bottom edge is deckle.
The print costs $23. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address. See this page for additional ordering instructions and general information. If you want to pay via a check or money order, please e-mail me at danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com.
I can color this broadside by hand, using pigment-based calligraphers’ inks applied with brushes. I use 23k gold leaf and palladium leaf for the illuminated details. Please note that the brilliance of the leaf does not show well in the scanned image. Each hand-colored print is unique. The one you receive will not be identical to the one shown here.
The hand-colored print with illuminated details costs $206. You may use the button below to pay via PayPal, debit card or credit card. Be sure to confirm the shipping address. See this page for additional ordering instructions and general information. If you want to pay via a check or money order, please e-mail me at danmitsui [at] hotmail [dot] com.
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