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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.
This 136+ year old Item is rated 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.
This piece was illustrated by Clovio, Giorgio Giulio.
Clovio, Giorgio Giulio
Croatian artist Giulio Clovio (1498-1578) was not only a painter, but also illuminated manuscripts and some early forms of printed books. He was most active in Italy, and is noted for being one of the greatest illuminators of the Italian High Renaissance.
Keywords specific to this image: butterfly, historical, papal crown, John, Luke, Matthew, Mark, iconography, religious, Catholic, iris, peacock, bird, strawberry, fly, God, scrollwork, snail, eagle, bull, book, child, dragon, cartouche, plant, flower