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...

Summary

Object No.

P2997

Physical Description

Designs (2), 'Wrought Iron and Enamelled Bronze Gate (Bronze enamelled gate for garden)' and 'Pandanus', from unpublished book, 'Australian Decorative Arts', watercolour over pencil / photograph, silver gelatin print, sepia toned, made by Lucien Henry, Australia / France,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).

Dimensions

Height

380 mm

Width

360 mm

Production

Made

1889-1891

History

Notes

The designs from Henry's unpublished book were given to the Museum in 1911 by Elizabeth Catherine Sea, the aunt of Fanny Broadhurst (Henry's former student and partner).

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs Margaret See, 1977

Acquisition Date

28 September 1977

Cite this Object

Harvard

Designs by Lucien Henry 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 November 2018, <https://ma.as/323705>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/323705 |title=Designs by Lucien Henry |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=19 November 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Store 1 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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