Calligraphy album of Willem Silvius

Willem Silvius (ca. 1520-1580) was a writing master. Writing masters mastered the art of fine writing, calligraphy. They often kept a book in which they showed their writing styles. Clients who wanted to have a text written could thus assess the skills of the writing master and choose a writing style. This was also the case with Willem Silvius. His writing book has an oblong format with 49 parchment pages. Silvius probably made it while working as a writing master in Leuven (1550-1558).

Shelfmark: 129 F 2