Jean Dunand (French (born Switzerland), Lancy 1877–1942 Paris)
Paul Jouve (French, Bourron-Marlotte 1880–1973 Paris)
ca. 1924
Lacquered wood, eggshell
H. 23, W. 45-1/4 in. (58.4 x 114.9 cm.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Edward C. Moore Jr. Gift, 1924
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Dunand often collaborated with other designers and artists, many of whom were close friends. Among the notable French painters, sculptors, and illustrators who supplied pictorial programs for screens and decorative panels that Dunand rendered in lacquer were Georges Barbier, Jean Goulden, Paul Jouve, Jean Lambert-Rucki, Gustav Miklos, and François-Louis Schmied.

Jouve, a noted animal painter and sculptor, traveled extensively in North Africa, the Near East, and Asia. This panel is typical of his work, which was clearly inspired by the perceived exoticism of the far-reaching French colonies.
Inscription: Signed (lower left): PAUL Jouve; (lower right): JEAN / DUNAND / LAQUEUR [within a square]
Jean Dunand (until 1924; sold to MMA)

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Jean Dunand: Master of Art Deco," May 23–October 28, 1998, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection," May 30–October 5, 2008, no catalogue.

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

Joseph Breck. "Accessions and Notes: Modern Decorative Arts." Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art 19 (November 1924), p. 275, fig. 2.

Félix Marcilhac. Jean Dunand: His Life and Works. New York, 1991, p. 235, no. 307.

Félix Marcilhac. Paul Jouve: Peintre, sculpteur, animalier, 1878–1973. Paris, 2005, p. 116.

Jared Goss. French Art Deco. New York, 2014, pp. 78–79, 81, 255, no. 19a, ill. (color, overall and details).