Shakespeare, In Heaven and Helle.
Ann Hechle, calligrapher
My first course in illumination and gilding was with Donald Jackson, Queen Elizabeth’s Scribe, in 1974. Donald and I arranged a two-week-long class with Ann Hechle and Wendy Gould in London for 1976, which was attended by 30 calligraphers, the first “calligraphy tour.” Ann Hechle is a major figure in calligraphy, known for her artworks which explore the deep meaning of texts. The exquisite calligraphy in gouache is on calfskin vellum with raised gold lettering.
From the collection of Kitty Maryatt