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.
Some of the clasps, called châtelaines, with which this plate is filled, belong to the style which was in fashion from 1719 to 1745
the Corinthian capitals. The pilasters from the Villa Medici are as perfect specimens of Roman ornament as could be found.
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.