Specimens of 14th and 15th Century Illuminated Initials

W. J. and G. W. Audsley


41 x 29.2 cm..

Beckwith, Victorian Bibliomania catalogue no. 50

Source: Polychromatic Decoration as Applied to Buildings in the Medieval Styles

Collection: Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Recognizing the need for a book illustrating the use of decorative patterns derived from illuminated manuscripts and ready for application to Victorian Gothic Revival walls, William and George Audsley published Polychromatic Decoration in 1882. The Audsley brothers were practicing architects in Liverpool who also designed chromolithographed illuminated books (cats. 9, 31). [continued below]

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