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Book Illustration, Corona delle nobili, et virtuose donne, vol. 4, Lace Design, plate 3, 1608

This is a Book Illustration. It was designed by Cesare Vecellio. It is dated 1608. Its medium is woodcut on paper. It is a part of the Smithsonian Libraries department.

Cesare Vecellio ,a Renaissance Italian engraver and painter, designed a series of patterns for lace that were published in Venice as woodcut prints in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. The detailed and delicate patterns, which include forms inspired by birds and plants, chronicle the elaborate lace styles of the era. Vecellio’s attention to detail and the intricate use of line demonstrate his skill as delineator and engraver. Such pattern books, several of which were reissued in the 19th century, were valuable resources for lace makers worldwide.

It is credited Collection of Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 14.5 × 19.5 cm (5 11/16 × 7 11/16 in.)

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