It wasn’t easy, photographing an illuminated manuscript under glass with a camera phone, but I had to try.
Because the artist, James W Lias, was my grandfather.
And because there words he illuminated, The Passionate Shepherd to his Love by Christopher Marlowe, were, he said, his proposal to my grandmother …
I don’t know which is lovelier, your grandfather or his artwork!
Aww, that’s so sweet! Thanks for sharing!
How romantic and beautiful!
Absolutely lovely and so romantic.
It’s beautiful, Jane, not just is it a gorgeous page that you’ve captured, but the poem is lovely too 🙂 What a wonderful keepsake of your grandparents’ love!
What a talented artist he was – and what a way to propose marriage! I think your grandmother must have been a lucky woman.
That is amazing and gorgeous!!
Hiya, I am just catching up after being away. That is absolutely beautiful, and incredibly romantic. Thank you for sharing it with us all.