|detail of a Flemish tapestry, c. 1500 | detail of William Morris tapestry, 1894|
William Morris & Co. designed a series of tapestries in the 1890s based on the Holy Grail. John Henry Dearle designed much of the work.
|detail of Russian woodcut, early 1700s | detail of Ivan Bllibin illustration, 1907|
Ivan Bilibin in some ways mirrored William Morris. He researched Russian art from the past and consciously gave it a fresh reinterpretation.
|Maison Carrée, Nîmes. France, 20 B.C. | Jefferson's model for the Virgina Capitol, c. 1787|
Thomas Jefferson visited the Maison Carrée in 1787 and judged it to be the most perfect of extant buildings of antiquity. Because he remained in France while the capitol was built, and not trusting the expertise of American builders, Jefferson had this exact model made and sent to the Richmond, Virginia site.
|Alfred Leete, 1914 | James Montgomery Flagg, 1916-17|
|English fabric design, 1792 | French fabric design, 1923|
Both fabrics are from the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum. Some of the museum's Art Deco fabric patterns can be viewed here.
|Norman Rockwell cover art, 1934 | Raleigh cigarette ad from the early 1970s|
Norman Rockwell painted 317 covers for The Saturday Evening Post.