L'ornement Polychrome: Moyen Age
LIthograph; Bright patters, Green fans/reeds near the bottom. Green swirls on red with gold trim on lower right hand side
This piece is one of a collection of 220 plates created as reference works for architects, artists, and decorators in the 19th century. The goal was to bring motifs from various ancient cultures around the world to the hands of the designers of the time. Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Indian influences were all included. Also highlighted in the publications were Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th century European art.