Initial Letter F

Dublin Core

Title

Initial Letter F

Subject

Inhabited Initial Letter
Foliated Grotesque

Description

Initial letter F 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 composed of one vertical line on the left side and two horizontal lines extending to the right from it. The vertical line is thicker and flares out at the bottom, it flares out at the top as well but only on the left side. The first horizontal line extends out from the top of the letter, it hooks downwards at its right end. It is the thinner than the vertical line. The other horizontal line is halfway down the letter. It is the same thickness as the first horizontal line, and it flares out in both directions vertically. There are leaves, flowers, and vines behind the initial letter and spread out throughout the innermost box of the square. A grotesque head, emerging from a foliated arabesque, faces right in profile in the upper quadrant. This ornament, dating back to classical times, is known as a “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 Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities

Date

Volume Two: April 1896
Volume Five: September 1896
Volume Eight: December 1896

Rights

Public Domain

Relation

Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Toronto Metropolitan University Centre for Digital Humanities

Format

jpg

Type

Initial Letter

Identifier

Volume Two
SAVOYV2o_initF_p79
SAVOYV2o_initF_p139

Volume Five
SAVOYV5o_initF_p52

Volume Eight
SAVOYV8o_initF_p73

Date Created

JDC 9 May 2019

Date Modified

LJK 17/22 May 2019
31 May 2022

References

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