L'Ornement Polychrome: Japonais: Plate XIII

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.13
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. Upper portion has golden background, with pink and blue flowers and dark dragons. Lower portion is more geometric, composed of blue, pink, and brown colors.
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.