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Limner

A drawer, a painter, an artist. A contraction of illuminator, or rather lumenier (one who illuminates manuscripts).

“The limner, or illuminer ... throws us back on a time when the illumination of MSS, was a leading occupation of the painter.” —Trench: On the Study of Words, lecture iv. p. 171.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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