Tinted drawing

A style and technique of illumination in which the outlines of the subject are drawn in black or colored ink and tints of colored wash are applied to all or some of the surfaces to suggest modelling. Tinted drawing was particularly popular in Anglo-Saxon England and enjoyed a revival in thirteenth-century England in the work of Matthew Paris and the Court School of Henry III. The technique is sometimes used in conjunction with fully painted elements. See also outline drawing.


Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts (Malibu, CA: J. Paul Getty Museum in association with the British Library, c1994).