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Fantaisies décoratives composées par J. Habert-Dys : documents pour servir à la décoration des faïences, meubles, tissus, bijoux, appartements, etc. : quarante-huit planches renfermant environ deux cents motifs imprimés en or et couleurs

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.

Background

The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Names
Habert-Dys, Jules Auguste, 1850- (Artist)
Gillot, Charles, 1853-1903 (Lithographer)
Gillot, Charles, 1853-1903 (Printer of plates)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890 - 1899 (Approximate)
Place: Paris
Publisher: J. Rouam
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MLH++ (Habert-Dys, J. Fantaisies décoratives composées par J. Habert-Dys)
Topics
Decoration and ornament -- Animal forms
Decoration and ornament -- Plant forms
Genres
Prints
Design drawings
Notes
Statement of responsibility: sur papier de Chine, par C. Gillot.
Physical Description
Extent: 96 pl. (1. and 2. ser.) fol.
Chromolithographs
Extent: 96 pl. (1. and 2. ser.) fol. [48 plates, 31 x 22 cm. or smaller]
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13992456
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 88da4540-c6da-012f-a829-58d385a7bc34
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