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P3009 Design, 'Ceiling of same room, B (Hotel Australia - designs for zinc ceilings - Dining Hall)', from unpublished book, 'Australian Decorative Arts', paper, made by Lucien Henry, Australia / France, 1889-1891. Click to enlarge.

‘Ceiling of same room, B (Hotel Australia - designs for zinc ceilings - Dining Hall)’ design from the unpublished book ‘Australian Decorative Arts’ by Lucien Henry

Made by Henry, Lucien in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 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.

P3009

Object Statement

Design, 'Ceiling of same room, B (Hotel Australia - designs for zinc ceilings - Dining Hall)', from unpublished book, 'Australian Decorative Arts', paper, made by Lucien Henry, Australia / France, 1889-1891

Physical Description

Design, 'Ceiling of same room, B (Hotel Australia - designs for zinc ceilings - Dining Hall)', from unpublished book, 'Australian Decorative Arts', watercolour and gouache over pencil, made by Lucien Henry, Australia / France, 1889-1891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: Design for a floral ceiling pressed in zinc for the Australian Hotel. Three joined hexagonal shapes with waratah flower motif decoration in red, blue & gold, solid black border surround.(OF).

Dimensions

Height

613 mm

Width

460 mm

Production

History

Notes

The watercolour designs from Henry's unpublished book were given to the Museum in 1911 by Elizabeth Catherine Sea, the aunt of Fanny Broadhurst (Henry's former student and partner).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

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'Ceiling of same room, B (Hotel Australia - designs for zinc ceilings - Dining Hall)' design from the unpublished book 'Australian Decorative Arts' by Lucien Henry 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 October 2019, <https://ma.as/323730>

Wikipedia

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