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Folding screen - 'Paysage Bretagne - St. Riom'
  • 'Paysage Bretagne - St. Riom'
    Dunand, Jean, born 1877 - died 1942
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'Paysage Bretagne - St. Riom'

  • Object:

    Folding screen

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (Designed)
    Paris (Made)

  • Date:

    1920-5 (Designed)
    1920-5 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dunand, Jean, born 1877 - died 1942 (Designer)
    Dunand, Jean, born 1877 - died 1942 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lacquered wood, eggshell

  • Museum number:

    W.36:4-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

'Brittany Landscape' lacquered folding screen designed by Jean Dunand.

Physical description

Lacquered four-fold screen with eggshell decoration, depicting a Brittany coastal scene.

Place of Origin

Paris (Designed)
Paris (Made)

Date

1920-5 (Designed)
1920-5 (made)

Artist/maker

Dunand, Jean, born 1877 - died 1942 (Designer)
Dunand, Jean, born 1877 - died 1942 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lacquered wood, eggshell

Dimensions

Height: 1170 mm, Width: 2195 mm Four panels fully opened, Depth: 30 mm

Descriptive line

'Paysage Bretagne - St. Riom' laquer screen by Jean Dunand, 1920s

Labels and date

[20th Century Gallery]

Screen: Paysage de Bretagne [Brittany Landscape]
By Jean Dunand (born Switzerland, French 1877-1942)
Lacquer with eggshall decoration

Dunand learned the technique of lacquering in 1912 and from 1919 built up a lacquer manufactory which eventuall had a work force of one hundred people. Crushed eggshell decoration was a favourite technique, used here to create stylised landscapes in the Japanese style and later to give texture to his abstract compositions. []

Materials

Wood; Oriental lacquer; Egg-shell

Techniques

Lacquering

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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