Sammlung von Mobel-Entwürfe
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Sammlung von Mobel-Entwürfe Published 1862
This work comes from a sequence of prints published in 1862 by Ernst and Korn of Berlin. Which provide a fascinating selection of Schinkel's furniture designs. They confirm his interest in raising the standard of design in mass-produced items and also his promotion of contemporary materials. In addition to wood and various types of stone, his designs called for iron, tin, zinc and stucco. His individual interpretation of classical motifs and his emphasis on purity of form was consistent with the ideas of British Greek Revivalist architects such as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

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Classicism

A general term for art and architecture based on ancient Greek and Roman culture.

Greek Revival

The revival of ancient Greek models in architecture in the 18th and 19th centuries prompted by archaeological discoveries.

Motif

A distinctive element in a work of art or design.

Print

An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.

Stucco

A type of plaster containing lime, powdered marble and glue, used for moulded decoration. Invented by the ancient Romans, it was revived in the 16th century.

Classicism, Greek Revival, Motif, Print, Stucco

Details

  • Acc. No. P 3046
  • Medium Chromolithographs on paper. 16 plates bound in green 'verdigris' boards (2 line engravings, 14 chromolithographs)
  • Size 45.00 x 58.30 cm (each sheet)
  • Credit Purchased by the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2001