L'Ornement Polychrome: Renaissance: Plate LIX

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.59
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:
Renaissance inspired plate. Primarily circular shapes filled with intricate details and some human heads. Top bar is green, edge of gold circle in lower right and blue and gold circle in lower left.
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:
decorative arts
Library of Congress Subjects:
Nineteenth century