Polychromatic ornament by Auguste Racinet. THIS plate contains twenty-two examples of the ornamentation of hangings and stuffs, all of them remarkable for simplicity of design.
THE subjects represented in this plate belong to the finest period of the Renaissance, when the art of the Italian miniature-painters had attained its highest pitch of perfection.
Silk fabric. Background red pattern opposite. Large circles with elephants. The pattern is a Byzantine redesign of an originally Sassanid pattern.
The Byzantine style of art. The Romanesque style. Marble mosaic work. Examples of flowing foliage. Ornamental forms of ancient Persepolis. Ornamentation of the Middle Ages.
Greek-Roman art. Mosaics, painted bas-reliefs and wall paintings found in Herculaneum and Pompeii. Ornaments from panels, friezes, borders and mural paintings.
Marginal paintings. Paintings in St. Sophia. Mosaics from Palermo. Enameled border. Paintings at Constantinople.
THIS plate terminates the series in which we have successively represented the different phases of the cartouche.
Design of a silk pattern in franco-oriental style based on Persian ornamentation. France at the beginning of the 17th century.
Glass painting of church windows with grisaille window roses. Painting on glass attained its highest excellence in the thirteenth century.
THE purely decorative architecture, which we find represented on the inner walls of the apartments in Herculaneum and Pompeii, seems to belong less to the domain of reality than to that of fancy.