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"Paris" Textile

Designer:
Louis Süe (French, Bordeaux 1875–1968 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1919
Medium:
Silk
Dimensions:
H. 91-1/4, W. 51-1/2 inches (231.8 x 130.8 cm.)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1923
Accession Number:
23.175.8
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
The feathered plume generically suggests a fleur-de-lys (lily flower), traditional symbol for the French Bourbon monarchy. Süe probably selected the motif to evoke the grandeur of the eighteenth-century ancien-régime while avoiding any specific political references.
La Compagnie des Arts Français, Paris (until 1923; sold to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Century of Design, Part ll: 1925-1950," May 9–October 29, 2000, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of French Art Deco," August 4, 2009–January 23, 2011, no catalogue.

Léon Moussinac. Étoffes d'ameublement tissées et brochées. Paris, 1925, pl. 30.

Florence Camard. Süe et Mare et La Compagnie des Arts Français. Paris, 1993, pp. 171, 232.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 216–17, 163, no. 63d, ill. (color detail).



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