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Design for a Bookplate or a Glass Etching Gm-00028301

Design for a Bookplate or a Glass Etching Gm-00028301

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Virgil Solis (German, 1514–1562) The harp on the shield of the coat of arms indicates that the elderly king with flowing locks and beard on top of a helmet is the biblical King David. The abbreviation O.H.L. might refer to a family name or a motto, while the V.S.was one of several monograms used by the artist Virgil Solis. Scholars do not know the exact purpose of this design, but they believe it may have been made for a bookplate or an etching on glass.

Drawings for objects such as tapestries, metal vessels, oil lamps, and furniture exist from the 1500s onwards in far greater numbers than from earlier eras. Scholars believe that this substantial increase suggests not only the important role of drawings in the design process but also their new prestige as collector's items. Drawing was an essential tool for the communication of an artist's ideas to patrons and craftsmen.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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