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A unique feature of this illustration, which may be difficult to see in the digital image, is the use of gold ink that not only shimmers when it catches the light but also accentuates some of the finer details which might otherwise be missed.
1. From a painting by Cima da Conegliano, now in the Louvre - 2,3,4,5. By Antonio Razzi, now in the Louvre - 6. From a manuscript - 7,8,9,10,11. Enameled ceramic reliefs in the Italian style, from the exterior of the castle in Madrid - 12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21. By Francesco Primaticcio (Le Primatice) at Fontainebleau château - 26,27,28. Fragments from a manuscript commissioned by François I - 29. Stained glass from the ossuary of St. Stephen on the Mount - 30. Stained glass from Rouen - 16,17,22,23,24,25,31,32,33,34,35. From manuscripts that date back to the reign of Henry II of France.
This 136+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Period Paper is pleased to offer a rare collection of chromolithographs in fantastic condition. These colorful, interesting pieces provide valuable glimpses into many of designs, motifs, and decorative styles from historical eras such as that of the ancient Egyptians, Byzantines, Greco-Romans and of course the Middle Ages and High Renaissance. The Medieval designs also feature a wide variety of manuscript illuminations that are absolutely stunning. Virtually unseen online, these items would be magnificent framed.
Keywords specific to this image: historical, blue, regal, cartouche, cherub, decorative element