R. Ackermann's pattern card for embossed ornaments in gold, white, or other colours.
- Additional Title(s):
Pattern card for embossed ornaments in gold, white, or other colours.
- [London] : [Rudolph Ackermann], 
- Physical Description:
- 7,  pages : all illustrations ; 23 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsL 212 (8vo)Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Related Content:
- View catalog record for a packet of the ornaments in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art
- "NB. The figures in italics express the numbers by which the ornament is known & the figures in roman the quantity in each paper [i.e., packet] & the price."--Foot of page 1.
Catalog of several hundred patterns for embossed paper ornaments sold by Rudolph Ackermann at his Repository of Arts. The eight pages are entirely engraved, and the illustrations of each design are depicted at approximately the same size as the actual ornament. Ornaments range from small simple dots and stars, less than 1 cm in size, to elaborate depictions of mythological figures, such as Cybele in her lion-drawn chariot, 6 x 9 cm.
The catalog appeared in the June 1810 issue of The repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions and politics (vol. III, no. 18), to accompany an article titled "Observations on fancy-work, as affording an agreeable occupation for ladies," pp. 397-398. The article concludes: "Any of the figures in the annexed pattern, if asked for by the number which stands at the head of each pattern, or by their respective names, may be procured at the prices affixed, at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101, Strand as well as of all the most respectable booksellers and stationers in the United Kingdom." The article also describes the preferred papers and colors with which to use the ornaments, as well as the method for fastening them, with gum arabic.
- Subject Terms:
- Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834.Artists' materials -- Great Britain.Commercial catalogs -- Decoration and ornament.Decoration and ornament -- Great Britain -- Catalogs.Fancy work.Women and the decorative arts.
- Engravings -- 1810.
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