Illuminated text study for "See! I am God" from the writings of Dame Juliana of Norwich
MediumRed and black ink on paper
Credit LineGift of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2015
Dimensions8 x 6 in.
Description & Inscriptions
Julian of Norwich, also known as Juliana of Norwich, was a fourteenth-century Christian mystic, theologian, and anchoress (one who withdraws from society to pursue a life of intense prayer and asceticism). Her Revelations of Divine Love is the first book in the English language known to have been written by a woman. The work is a record of Julian’s visions of Christ, which came to her during a serious illness and ended with her recovery.