ARTIST Albert Charles Auguste Racinet
FROM L' Ornament Polychrome
Sheet size: 16.25 x 11.25 inches.
DATE Paris 1869-87
A wonderful compilation of designs used by art history students and designers as a reference for ancient civilization's art, architecture, and fashion. Racinet's work along with Owen Jones The Grammar of Ornament are the two great ornament books of the age, they influenced design through the first two decades of the 20th century. The rich combination of color and metallic inks create a visual feast for the eye. Provenance: This volume was deaccessioned from the Victoria and Albert Museum. One can imagine the 19th century art students poring over the beautiful colored plates.
Suggested frame, olive mat, gold french line, beaded gold frame. $155 additional