Lucien Felix Henry was born in 1850 in Provence, in the south of France. He arrived in Paris to study art in 1867 and was accepted into Gerome’s studio at the Ecoles des Beaux Arts. His studies were disrupted by the Franco-Prussian War and the siege of Paris. He played a leading role in the popular movement to defend the Paris Commune in 1871 as Chef de la Legion, responsible for the defence of the 14th arrondissement. After their defeat, Henry, along with some 4000 other Communards, was incarce...
Designs (2), 'Stenocarpus study (War[atah] Decanter)' and ' Pineapple Butter Cooler and Flower vase combined', from unpublished book, 'Australian Decorative Arts', watercolour over pencil/ photograph, silver gelatin print, sepia toned, made by Lucien Henry, Australia / France, 1889-1891
Illustrated book plate, one of a series for a proposed "Australian Decorative Arts" book by Lucien Henry: Inset: tondo design for black moulded waratah vase holding bunch of stenocarpus against blue sky backdrop; Frontpiece: brown sepia photograph of moulded [earthenware] pineapple buller cooler.(OF).