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1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Scrollwork Design Sculptural LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Scrollwork Design Sculptural LOR1
1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Scrollwork Design Sculptural LOR1

1875 Chromolithograph Renaissance 16th Century Scrollwork Design Sculptural LOR1

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This is a rare original 1875 color chromolithograph that depicts a variety of scrollwork ornamentation that date back to the first half of the 16th century. It is most likely that this design originated with the shield decorations of the Middle Ages, but it was was until the 15th century that Italians turned their interest to the iconical form as an ideal piece of architectural (or sculptural) decoration.

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.

Key Elements

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.

CONDITION

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.

  • Product Type: Original Chromolithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 13 inches; 23 x 33 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

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

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