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François-Louis Schmied
ATHÉNA
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
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66
François-Louis Schmied
ATHÉNA
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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François-Louis Schmied
ATHÉNA
enamelled and gilt metal, comprising thirteen panels
Signed F.L. Schmied lower right
Realised under the direction of François-Louis Schmied and Laurent Monnier, ironmaster, by the Baudin enamel workshop, Jura, France.
275 x 100 cm ; 108  1/4  x 39  3/8  in.
circa 1931
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Provenance

Robert Walker collection
Alain Lesieutre collection
Maître Ader, Picard, Tajan, Paris, December 13, 1989, lot 287
Private collection, Germany

Literature

Catalogue des oeuvres de F.-L. Schmied, catalogue d'exposition, Compagnie des Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, January 1934, listed cat. Emaux, n. 26
Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand, vie et oeuvre, Paris, 1991, pp. 137-143

Catalogue Note

This enamelled metal panel is inspired from a drawing of Athéna supplied by Gustave Miklos to François-Louis Schmied to illustrate an edition of The Odyssey published between 1931 and 1933 by la Compagnie des Bibliophiles de l'Automobile-Club de France. This drawing is listed in the Odysseus section of the notebook Travaux exécutés pour François depuis l'an 1922 included in the Miklos family archives. François-Louis Schmied called on Gustave Miklos' talent throughout his career. Schmied's work is intimately tied to Miklos', and many of the characteristics and influences of the latter can be found in the offered lot.

We would like to thank Mrs Carole Chenevier for her help with the cataloguing of this lot.

Important Design

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