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Pompeian ornament no. 1: decorative borders from houses in Pompeii

RIBA93615
SOURCE: Owen Jones. The Grammar of ornament (London, 1856), pl. XXIII

Pompeian ornament no. 2: painted decoration of pilasters and friezes from various houses in Pompeii

RIBA93616
SOURCE: Owen Jones. The Grammar of ornament (London, 1856), pl. XXIV

Studies of mosaic patterns

RIBA94087
NOTES: These drawings are part of a vellum sketchbook containing studies by Burges of Italian architecture, decoration, birds, flowers and heads.

Sketch of church stall with studies of an orchid head and desgins incorporating a stylised interpretation of the flower

RIBA94094
NOTES: These drawings are part of a vellum sketchbook containing studies by Burges of Italian architecture, decoration, birds, flowers and heads.

Sketches of carved decoration incorporating a variety of human and animal forms

RIBA94095
NOTES: These drawings are part of a vellum sketchbook containing studies by Burges of Italian architecture, decoration, birds, flowers and heads.

Wall decoration on an unidentified building adjoining the Qutb Minar, Delhi

RIBA95540
NOTES: This drawing is by an unidentified 19th century Indian draughtsman.

Decoration on unidentified buildings adjoining the Qutb Minar, Delhi

RIBA95541
NOTES: This drawing is by an unidentified 19th century Indian draughtsman. The drawing indicates one specimen is Hindu and the other two Mughal.

Palais Garnier (Opera de Paris), Place de l'Opera, Paris: detail of the ceiling decoration in the loggia

RIBA111125
Garnier, Charles (1825-1898)
SOURCE: Charles Garnier: Le nouvel opera de Paris, vol. II (Paris, 1880), pl. 33-34

Complesso di Santo Stefano, Bologna: detail of the decorative brickwork around the central doorway of Santi Vitale e Agricola

RIBA136083
NOTES: This is the monastic complex of Santo Stefano, an ancient group of buildings mentioned as early as 887 and dedicated as a whole to St Stephen the Marytr. It encompasses three churches; Santi Vitale e Agricola, the oldest ecclesiastical building in the city, San Sepolcro and the Chiesa del Crocifisso (Church of the Crucifix), 11th and 12th centuries respectively. The church of Santi Vitale e Agricola dates back to the 5th century incorporating fragments of Roman buildings. It has three apses, rebuilt in the 8th and 11th centuries.

Complesso di Santo Stefano, Bologna: detail of Greek Cross in the upper facade of Santi Vitale e Agricola

RIBA136084
NOTES: This is the monastic complex of Santo Stefano, an ancient group of buildings mentioned as early as 887 and dedicated as a whole to St Stephen the Marytr. It encompasses three churches; Santi Vitale e Agricola, the oldest ecclesiastical building in the city, San Sepolcro and the Chiesa del Crocifisso (Church of the Crucifix), 11th and 12th centuries respectively. The church of Santi Vitale e Agricola dates back to the 5th century incorporating fragments of Roman buildings. It has three apses, rebuilt in the 8th and 11th centuries.
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