Alhambra Print 1
England, c. 1844
16 x 23 in (41 x 58 cm)
These print takes the space of two pages. An intricate look at the design of Alhambra, there is a 3D effect from the layers of details and the sepia tone. This close-up allows a better look at the carvings and details. At the bottom of the second page a peacock and lounging royalty can be seen. The two pages are sold together as one print.
This print comes from a compilation of plans, elevations, sections and details or the famous Alhambra. The Alhambra is a feat of Islamic architecture, a palace in Grenada, Spain. This book was created from the drawings of architects Jules Goury and Owen Jones. Jones was known for his eye for design and is often attributed with being a pioneer of modern color theory. His attention to detail is recognized in his works in this compilation. The works of Goury included in this compilation were drawings done on site at the Alhambra in 1834.
Publisher: Owen Jones
Year: c. 1844
Condition: Good, do note some wear and yellowing along the corners and sides, as well as foxing throughout the image.