The Script is in the Gothic Fractur Hand
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely good ness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
An Original (no prints have been reproduced from this work)
This rubricated manuscript begins with a large red and gold Lombardic letter with chequered gold ornamentation. The whole of the first verse is lettered in red with the first part being larger lettered for emphasis. Each of the following five verses lettered in black begin with a red ornamented letter.
Filigree vine leaves form the illumination
Signed by the calligrapher
A single cream mount has been used so as not to detract from the work
The frame is dark oak wood edged with gold to complete this manuscript
Please note: -
The gold does not show up well in this picture.
Dimensions: 11 in × 14 in