Drawing, Design for a Grand Légumier (Vegetable Dish), ca. 1921
The Compagnie des Arts Français was the result of a partnership between architect Louis Süe and painter André Mare along with a cadre of other designers. The firm’s products ranged from furnishings to objects, like the faience vegetable dish that emerged from this design. Süe and Mare’s design reflects the creative fusion of the designers’ different backgrounds and suggests a parallel dialogue between historic, French style and a modern sensibility. The dish was exhibited at the 1925 Paris World’s Fair, called the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, from which the term "Art Deco" was coined.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of George A. Hearn.
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Its dimensions are
H x W: 47 × 36.2 cm (18 1/2 × 14 1/4 in.) H x W (Mat): 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamps: Companie des art francais stamp (cornucopia with flowers) in purple at lower left corner; Sue et Mare stamp in gray at bottom center; 4026 in purple in lower right corner.
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, center right: Grand Legumier
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Grand Légumier (Vegetable Dish), ca. 1921; France; graphite, blue color pencil on wove paper; H x W: 47 × 36.2 cm (18 1/2 × 14 1/4 in.) H x W (Mat): 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.); Museum purchase through gift of George A. Hearn; 1992-70-2