Current Location:
Cabinet E -> Drawer 02 (E)
Location Notes:
PDC; Cabinet E; Drawer 02

L’Ornament Polychrome

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.1w
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 9 in
Description:
Intricate design work featuring detailed gold frames organic shapes & ribbons with mythical creatures; in the center there is a medallion of a tree.
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