Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 1st Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 1st Floor; Suite 1049; Right of Rm. 1041

L'Ornement Polychrome: Egyptien: Plate II

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.2
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: 16"H x 12.25"W
Description:
Print with gold, blue, and corals. Images of lotus flowers, pottery in the center, and wings at the top of the image. Other intricate designs throughout the piece.
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