L'Ornement Polychrome: Japonais: Plate XII

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.12
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:
Japanese inspired plate. Green section in the upper section with triangular patter on it on the left. Two diamond shapes below in the center of the piece. Two large rounded shapes on the bottom. Various colors: cream background, shapes are blue, yellow, green, pink, etc.
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.