Initial Letter C

Dublin Core

Title

Initial Letter C

Subject

Inhabited Initial Letter
Foliated Grotesque

Description

Initial letter C is capitalized. The letter is framed within a double-lined square. The letter is white on a black background, the background is studded with white dots. The letter is curved and forms three-quarters of a complete circle, the opening being on the right side. The top of the letter hooks downwards and the bottom of the letter hooks upwards and slightly out. There are leaves, flowers, and vines behind the initial letter and spread out throughout the innermost box of the square. A foliated grotesque figure with wings is situated within the letter C, facing left. This ornament, dating back to classical times, is known as a “foliated cherub” or “foliated grotesque.”

Source

Toronto Metropolitan University Library Archives and Special Collections

Savoy Digital Edition, edited by Christopher Keep and Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Yellow Nineties 2.0, Toronto Metroopolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities

Date

Volume Two: April 1896

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

Yellow Nineties 2.0, Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities

Format

jpg

Type

Initial Letter

Identifier

SAVOYV2o_initC_p163

Date Created

JDC 9 May 2019

Date Modified

LJK 17 / 22May 2019
31 May 2022, ljk

References

Please visit our collection of all Initial Letters found in The Savoy: http://ornament.library.ryerson.ca/items/show/144