The pattern on the cover of this Paperblanks notebook comes from the work of Renaissance painter Lucus van Leyden. However, this is not the original pattern, but a copy made by Jan Harmensz Muller, who was known for his accurate reinterpretations of the work of his predecessors. They were so exact that even Van Leyden's original dates and monogram appeared in Muller's works. Although there is no evidence that Muller himself did so. It is more likely that the owners of Muller's artworks did so themselves to make it appear that they had an original Van Leyden. This cover with the Tree of Life is among the British Library's collection of antique books.
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• 144 lined pages
• Clasp enclosure
• Gusseted pocket
• Paper 120 gsm, acid-free and sustainable
• Page marker
• Dimensions: 18 x 23 cm