16th century Italian Renaissance two tone fabrics design.
Sixteenth century. – Italian School. (Size of the Original.) Fabric two tone. (D’Ambosio after Borgognone.) Louvre, Paris. (XVIe SIÈCLE. — École italienne. (GRANDEUR DE L’ORIGINAL.) TISSU A DEUX TONS. (D’APRES AMBROSIO BORGOGNONE.) AU MUSÉE DU LOUVRE, A PARIS.)
Circles with tracings most cleverly worked out serve as a base to the decoration of this tissue. Geometrically shown as above, the ornamentation seems rather dry and meager. — But such is not the case when the tissue assumes the shape of the body and forms elegant fouls. The border produces a charming effect.
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