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L'Ornement Polychrome: Chinois - Japonais: Plate XV

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.15
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:
Chinese inspired plate. Divided into multiple geometric sections. The bottom corner blocks are red with a pink block between them. The upper corner blocks are brown with a maroon and gold block between them. Various other colors throughout image including blue, yellow, red, and green.
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