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Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library

Established in 1962, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library is one of the major art history reference libraries in the country. Free and open year-round on weekdays, the Clark Library is – rare among research collections – open to the public without qualification. Focusing on post-medieval art, the Clark Library’s collection is outstanding in Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque, and French nineteenth-century, history of photography, and contemporary art fields and is well ...



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"Darstellung der schonsten und formenreichsten Pflanzen in Natur und Styl zur praktischen Verwerthung fur das gesammte Gebiet der Kunst und des Kunstgewerbes in reichem Gold- und Farbendruck."; "Darstellung der sch_nsten und formenreichsten Pflanzen ... in reichem Farben-, Gold- und Silberdruck nach Original-Entwrfen von den hervorragendsten Knstlern. Ornament und kunstgewerblischer Theil von Professor A. Seder"--Vol. [1], added title page; Issued complete in 2 series,...
Topics: Plants in art--Pictorial works, Botanical illustration--History--19th century--Pictorial works,...
Source: folio
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"Il paraîtra un Cahier tous les mois." Contains Cahiers 7 to 12 bound together
Topic: Textile design
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Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament -- France, Decoration and ornament -- Directoire style
Source: folio
vii, 318 p. 29 cm
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Watson, Mrs
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Copies of designs chiefly in ink. Some designs on slips of paper laid in. Other designs pasted on inside of front and back covers
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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Title page and dedication lithographed
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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Color title page
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Topics: Embroidery, Design
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by Maison Robert, firm, Paris; Ducroquet, Victor
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Mounted label on inside of front cover: Maison Robert, Victor Ducroquet, gendre et successeur, no. 78312
Topics: Textile fabrics -- France -- History -- 19th century, Sample books
Source: folio
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by Stephenson, Charles; Suddards, F
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Half title: Ornamental design for woven fabrics
Topics: Textile fabrics, Design
xvi, 329 p. illus., 36 plates, 6 fold. plans. 36 cm
Topic: Strasbourg (France)
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The double plate consists of mounted color specimens
Topics: Stencil work, Decoration and ornament
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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1st English edition pub. 1886. cf. Pataky, v.1, p. 155
Topic: Needlework
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by Day, Lewis Foreman, 1845-1910; Buckle, Mary
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xxi, 262 p. 20 cm
Topic: Embroidery
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by Vincent, W. D. F. (William D. F.), 1860-1926
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56 p. 28 cm
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Topics: Tailoring (Women's), Clothing and dress
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by Briggs & Co; Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. Village scenes
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Cover title: Briggs' patent
Topics: Embroidery, Design
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by Brandon-Jones, Anne
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x, 40 p. : 25 cm
Topic: Embroidery
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by Briggs & Co; Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. Village scenes
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Color t.p
Topics: Embroidery, Design
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Plates accompanied by leaves with descriptive letterpress and illustrations not included in pagination
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
Added title-page, "Livre d'ornements, par Liénard ... Année MDCCCLXXII" and three special title-pages, lettered A,B,C, "Spécimens de la décoration et de l'ornementation au XIXme siècle, par Lienard", all with ornamental borders. First published in 1866. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topic: Decorative arts -- Netherlands -- History -- 19th century
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by Fürst, Paul, ca. 1605-1666
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Teil 1: Frontispiece and two plates missing. Neues Mödelbuch... Nürnberg, Paulus Fürsten,1689. Lötz, A., Bibliography der Modelbücher, No. 59b
Topics: Embroidery, Design
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by Saint-Aubin, Charles Germain de, 1721-1786
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50 p., 10 leaves of plates : 40 cm
Topic: Embroidery
Source: folio
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by Perkins, George C; Ford, Anna Grayson; M. Heminway and Sons Silk Co
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133 p. 21 cm
Topics: Embroidery, Crocheting, Knitting, Silk
Cover title: Flowers conventionalized
Topic: Botanical illustration
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Issued in portfolios
Topic: Embroidery
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by Ward, James, 1851-1927
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"Chiefly consist of a series of class lectures, delivered to the students of the Macclesfield School of Art."
Topic: Decoration and ornament
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by Caulfeild, S. F. A. (Sophia Frances Anne), 1824-1911; Saward, Blanche C
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At head of title: Dedicated to H.R.M. Princess Louise, Marchioness of Lorne
Topic: Needlework
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by Cousine Claire; Tedesco, François, pub., Paris
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5 fold. transfer patterns in pocket
Topic: Embroidery
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by Moises, Fr
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Cover title
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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Title in pencil on inside cover. In box. Label in bottom of box: Distributed by Boston Book & Art Shop. Contains plates 1-60. [Japanese designs from Ukiyoe prints (call number: NK1484 J35) contains a partial set of these plates. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Decoration and ornament--Japan, Color prints, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
Cover title. Many plates have running title: Costume Parisien, with embroidery patterns related to costume shown. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Embroidery, Costume--France--History--19th century, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Fashion,...
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by Verneuil, M. P. (Maurice Pillard), 1869-1942; Imprimerie Lemercier et cie, lithographer
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In portfolio; Plates with imprint: "M.P. Verneuil, Del.," Schmid, dit. Laurens, dit.," and "Imp. Lemercier."
Topics: Stencil work, Decoration and ornament, Photographically illustrated books., Color lithographs.,...
Source: folio
At head of title: Arte francés moderno aplicado
Topics: Design, Decoration and ornament
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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Issued in portfolios
Topic: Embroidery
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On cover and spine: 16186-16284
Topics: Silk -- France -- History -- 19th century, Sample books
Source: folio
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Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Design, Art, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...
137 p. 28 cm
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Topics: Color, Printing
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by Briggs & Co; Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901. Village scenes
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Caption title
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Topics: Embroidery, Design
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by Hulme, F. Edward (Frederick Edward), 1841-1909; Glaisher, James, 1809-1903; Mackie, Samuel Joseph; Hunt, Robert, 1807-1887
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Reprinted from the Art-journal
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Nature (Aesthetics)
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No. t.-p
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Source: folio
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Cover title
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Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design, Alphabets
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by Sugden, Alan Victor; Edmondson, John Ludlam
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Some plates printed on both sides
Topic: Wallpaper
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by Lessing, Julius, 1843-1908
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In portfolio
Topic: Embroidery
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by Shaw, Henry, 1800-1873
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Title within colored ornamental border
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
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by Read, Eliza
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On inside of front cover: M... Read, 15 Gt. Cumberland St., Hyde Park. Name Eliza Read on some of the designs. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery, Design, Pattern books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms, Detail studies
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by Butterick Publishing Company
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152 p. : 28 cm
Topic: Tatting
viii, 560 p. 25 cm
Topic: Color
Plate 21 missing, in color and in black and white
Topics: Embroidery -- Germany -- Early works to 1800, Embroidery -- Patterns -- Early works to 1800,...
Source: folio
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104 p., [82] leaves of plates : 32 cm
Topic: Textile fabrics
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by Brainerd & Armstrong Co
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Cover title
Topic: Embroidery
"Darstellung der schonsten und formenreichsten Pflanzen in Natur und Styl zur praktischen Verwerthung fur das gesammte Gebiet der Kunst und des Kunstgewerbes in reichem Gold- und Farbendruck."; "Darstellung der schonsten und formenreichsten Pflanzen ... in reichem Farben-, Gold- und Silberdruck nach Original-Entwurfen von den hervorragendsten Kunstlern. Ornament und kunstgewerblischer Theil von Professor A. Seder"--Vol. [1], added title page; Issued complete in 2 series,...
Topics: Plants in art--Pictorial works, Botanical illustration--History--19th century--Pictorial works,...
Source: folio
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by Vallance, Aymer, 1862-1943
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Edition limited to 220 copies, 210 of which are for sale
Topic: Morris, William, 1834-1896
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by Tanaka, Kikuo; Takazieva, Kiyoshi
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Vol. 1 in box, n.d. (18--?). Vol. 2 bound; title on spine: Japanese design. Attributed to Kikuo Tanaka, 1881. Vol. 3 attributed to Kiyoshi Takazieva, 1884. Exhibited: "Summer Kimono, The Color of Blue Sky...Morning Pilgrimage," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library, June 22- September 8, 2008. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Arts Collection.
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Topics: Decoration and ornament--Japan, Design, Crests, Decorative arts
Plates are with imprint: "A. Lyongrun pinxit." and "Verlag von Bernh. Friedr. Voigt in Leipzig."; Portfolio, half bound in red cloth over brown boards, text printed in black to upper cover, with brown cloth ties
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Nature (Aesthetics), Art nouveau, Design, Color lithographs, Portfolios
Source: folio
At head of title: J. de La Nézière
Topics: Decorative arts, Decoration and ornament
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Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Design, Art, Japanese
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by Pugin, Augustus Welby Northmore, 1812-1852
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Exhibited:"Gothic Revival and Chromolithography in Nineteenth Century Books on Ornament," organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library
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Topic: Decoration and ornament
Originally issued as supplements to the Journal. -- Cf. Pref. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Needlework, Embroidery, Knitting, Tatting, Lace and lace making, Decoration and ornament|,...
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by Maison Sedille (Firm)
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No. t.-p. Label mounted on inside front cover: Maison Sedille, Eugène Unsworth & Cie successeurs. On spine: Perse. Mounted illustrations are Persian embroidery trim samples using gold and silver. Forms part of The Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Embroidery -- Iran, Sample books, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
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Added t.-p., illuminated
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Topics: Ink, Calligraphy
Forms part of The Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Needlework, Embroidery, Lace and lace making, Beadwork, Tapestry, Netting, Chenille, Dressmaking,...
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by Tymms, W. R. (William Robert); Wyatt, M. Digby (Matthew Digby), Sir, 1820-1877
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Illustrated t.-p. in colors
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Topics: Alphabets, Initials, Illumination of books and manuscripts
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First published 1859
Topics: Fancy work, Embroidery, Needlework, Decoration and ornament
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Title on spine
Topics: Textile fabrics -- France -- 19th century, Sample books
Source: folio
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by Bretschneider, Andreas; Jessen, Peter, 1858-1926
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Embroidery designs
Topics: Embroidery, Design
Source: folio
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63 p. : 24 cm
Topic: Crocheting
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No t.p
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Topics: Embroidery, Textile fabrics, Design
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Unsigned sketchbook of pen, pencil, and watercolor drawings, some dated and with locations in Rome, Naples, and Cairo. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
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Topics: Drawings, Drawings -- 19th century, Watercolor painting, Notebooks, Decoration and ornament,...
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Cover title
Topics: Alphabets, Initials
Source: folio
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by Dillmont, Thérèse de, 1846-1890
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[4] p. 20 x 29 cm
Topic: Embroidery
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2 v. : 28 cm
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Topic: Needlework
(from t.p.) 1. Plain weaving -- 2. Tweeling -- 3. Double cloth, (plain and tweeled,) Marseilles quilting and velvets -- 4. Cross weaving, comprising gauze and net work -- 5. Figured weaving -- 6. Carpeting; including ingrain, imperial, brussels, wilton, turkey and velvet pile; also rugs, tapestry, etc. -- 7. Lace and embroidery -- 8. Plain and figured weaving by power
Topic: Weaving
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15 sheets, size varies. Some stamped New York School of Applied Design. A number signed A.H. Smith, on front or back, 1906 & 1907, done in watercolor. One floral rug design, marked circa 1890 Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection
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Topics: Design, Plants in art, New York School of Applied Design for Women, Decoration and ornament--Plant...
At head of title: New and rev. ed. of
Topic: Textile fabrics
Added t.-p. in colors, with ornamental border
Topics: Decoration and ornament, Design
Bookplate of Marie Wiley Giles. In portfolio. Missing plates: 3-7, 9, 11-12, 21, 24-25, 30, 37, 41, 52, 54-55, 59, and 60. Designs selected from Ukiyoe prints (NK1484 U4) contains a full set of these plates. Forms part of the Mary Ann Beinecke Decorative Art Collection.
Topics: Decoration and ornament--Japan, Color prints, Japanese, Decoration and ornament--Animal forms,...