Designs by Lucien Henry

Made 1889-1891

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Designs (2), 'Wrought Iron and Enamelled Bronze Gate (Bronze enamelled gate for garden)' and 'Pandanus', from unpublished book, 'Australian Decorative Arts', watercolour over pencil / photograph, silver gelatin print, sepia toned, made by Lucien Henry, Australia / France,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: watercolour design for a wrought iron and enamelled bronze gate with waratah motif; Frontpiece: photograph of a plaster group of seaweed.(OF).


380 mm
360 mm




Gift of Mrs Margaret See, 1977
28 September, 1977

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Designs by Lucien Henry 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 22 November 2017, <>
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