Hereby presenting an excerpt from the preface of The Encyclopedia of Ornament (1842) by Henry Shaw, F.S.A. It tells the story of today’s Free Friday Vintage Coloring Page which is a drawing by Van Swol.
“To the practical designer, therefore, this work is offered as a useful collection of pure studies of ancient works of art; while the amateur will find in it a correct series of illustration of the progress of ornamental design during a long period of history.”
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