2¼ x 7¼ in. decorative bookmark
Attractively packaged in a plastic sleeve for protection
Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects
Owen Jones (British, 1809–1874)
Indian ornament, 1856
From The Grammar of Ornament
On his grand tour of Europe and the Near East, young architect Owen Jones (British, 1809–1874) was inspired to create an accurate and unprecedented record of coloured decorations and ornamental motifs from many periods, countries, and cultures. This Indian design is from Jones’s sumptuous collection of exotic patterns, The Grammar of Ornament—a mid-nineteenth-century masterpiece of chromolithography.