Sbornik khudozhestvenno-promyshlennykh risunkov

Collection History

The digital collection draws upon the Library's exhibition, "Victorian Ornament: Excerpts from Design History," Dec. 9, 1989 - March 10, 1990, Edna Barnes Salomon Room, and supplements it with additional works through the 1920s. Holdings from the Victorian period, 1839-1900, are particularly strong covering America and Western Europe; these are often pattern or illustrated advice books. Other movements with representative, and often rare, titles include: Neoclassicism, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Art Deco.


The Art & Architecture Collection has long been a repository of unusual plate books, with a core antiquarian collection dating to the initial creation of the Art Division. Many came from the private library of the architect Thomas Hastings, of the partnership, Carrere and Hastings, responsible for the Library's landmark classical revival building on Fifth Avenue. In the second half of the twentieth century, the department acquired additional significant titles retrospectively in response to growing recognition of the collection's depth and rarity.

Collection Data

Imperatorskoe obshchestvo pooshchrenīi͡a khudozhestv (Russia) (Patron)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1886 - 1888
Place: S.-Peterburg
Publisher: Tip. Stas︠i︡ulevich
Library locations
Rare Book Division
Shelf locator: Slav. Reserve+++ 98-5814
Art, Russian
Decorative arts -- Russia
Design drawings
Statement of responsibility: Izdavaemyi s vysochaishago soizvoleniia Imperatorskim obshchestvom pooshchreniia khudozhestv na sredstva Ministerstvafinansov. [Published with the highest permission of the Imperial Society for the Encouragement of Arts at the expense of the Ministry of Finance.]
Language: Title, text, and captions in Russian and French.
Content: NEH Preservation and Access "Art and Architectural Images from Eastern Europe and Eurasia."
Physical Description
Extent: 1 portfolio ([60] plates in 6 parts) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 64 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11452569
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e9163ec0-c6f2-012f-9e0b-58d385a7bc34
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