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L'Ornement Polychrome: Assyrien: Plate IV

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.4
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Chromolithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 12.25 in
Note: Image Size: 11.8125"H x 7.6875"W Paper Size: 16H x 12.25"W
Description:
Assyrian print with bold blue block on the top of the image with a orange/golden lion on the left and two winged men holding a shield on the right. Arch with green background and organic designs in the center. Other intricate designs throughout piece, mainly in earth tones.
Historical Context:
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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
chromolithographs