Ornamental Art Prints - Celtic, Middle Ages, Renaissance (1868)
Ornamental Art Prints -
Celtic, Middle Ages and Renaissance
(England, 1868)
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These original chromolithograph prints are from the second edition of Owen Jones' (1809-1874) Grammar of Ornament.  Jones, a London born architect and designer, was one of the most influential design theorist's of the nineteenth century, and a pivotal figure in the formation of the South Kensington Museum (known today as the Victoria and Albert, or V&A).

The Grammar of Ornament is based on Jones' theories on decoration and ornamentation and serves to provide examples - both historically and geographically - to encourage designers to examine the principles behind the styles in the course of their own work.

Jones' theories led to his definition of 37 "general principles in the arrangement of form and colour, in architecture and the decorative arts".  Example:  "Proposition 8 - All ornament should be based upon a geometrical construction."  Each print is provided with a copy of Jones' principles.

The prints presented here reflect ornament styles from the Celtic, Middle Ages and Renaissance periods.

"Form without colour is like a body without a soul" - Owen Jones

Price per print: Print Only:  $70
Matting Charge:  $30
Framing & Matting Charge:  $175
Dimensions: Print Only:  8-1/2 x 13 inches
Matted:  16 x 20 inches
Type of print: Original chromolithograph
Year: 1868
Other details: Includes copy of accompanying legend

Click on any image to see an enlargement of the print

Celtic (No. 60950001)
Plate 64
Celtic No. 2

Celtic (No. 60950002)
Plate 65
Celtic No. 3
Middle Ages (No. 60950003)
Plate 66
Middle Ages No. 1
Middle Ages (No. 60950004)
Plate 67
Middle Ages No. 2
Middle Ages (No. 60950005)
Plate 67*
Middle Ages No. 2*

Middle Ages (No. 60950006)
Plate 68
Middle Ages No. 3

Middle Ages (No. 60950007)
Plate 69
Middle Ages - Stained Glass
Middle Ages (No. 60950008)
Plate 69*
Middle Ages - Stained Glass
Middle Ages (No. 60950009)
Plate 70
Middle Ages No. 5
Middle Ages (No. 60950010)
Plate 71
Middle Ages - Illumination No. 1

Middle Ages (No. 60950011)
Plate 72
Middle Ages - Illumination No. 2

Middle Ages (No. 60950012)
Plate 73
Middle Ages - Illumination No. 3
Renaissance (No. 60950013)
Plate 77
Renaissance No. 4
Renaissance (No. 60950014)
Plate 78
Renaissance No. 5
Renaissance (No. 60950015)
Plate 79
Renaissance No. 6

Renaissance (No. 60950016)
Plate 81
Renaissance No. 7

Elizabethan (No. 60950017)
Plate 85
Elizabethan No. 3