Designer Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 813

This mural comes from the dining room designed for the Paris apartment of the engineer Auguste Rateau. The project was overseen by Lévy-Dhurmer, a ceramist who turned to painting and decorating. Each room was conceived according to a unified theme, in this case wisteria, a symbol of welcome. Lévy-Dhurmer entrusted the execution of his designs to a number of highly skilled makers. The murals, painted in the Pointillist style, depict herons and peacocks standing in wisteria-laden landscapes. For more information on the full room, refer to MMA 66.244.1-.25.

Mural, Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer (French, Algiers 1865–1953 Le Vésinet), Oil on canvas

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