Fragment from a copy of St Gregory's manuscript 'Moralia in Job'

Fragment from a copy of St Gregory's manuscript 'Moralia in Job'

Fragment from a copy of St Gregory's manuscript 'Moralia in Job
Unknown,
France
12th century
Ink and water-colour on parchment
Width 14.2 cm x height 16 cm
Museum no. 8984a

This decorated letter provides an opportunity to consider the relationship between writing and drawing. Its decorations are drawn in outline. The emphasis on the linear in definitions of drawing may be influenced by the nature of drawing being largely linear in its use before the Renaissance.