Important Design

Important Design

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 138. Panel from "The Birth of Aphrodite" Mural from the Grand Salon of the S. S. Normandie.

Property from a California Collection

Jean-Théodore Dupas

Panel from "The Birth of Aphrodite" Mural from the Grand Salon of the S. S. Normandie

Auction Closed

December 8, 09:48 PM GMT

Estimate

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a California Collection

Jean-Théodore Dupas

Panel from "The Birth of Aphrodite" Mural from the Grand Salon of the S. S. Normandie


circa 1934

verre églomisé

51¼ x 36 x 1½ in. (130.2 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm), framed

Marco Behar, New York, circa 1950s
Thence by descent to the present owner
Louis Cheronnet, "Normandie," Art et Décoration, July 1935, p. 253
Yvanhoé Rambosson, "Le Paquebot Normandie, Héraut de France," Mobilier et Décoration, July 1935, pp. 267-268
Bruno Foucart, et al., Normandie Queen of the Seas, New York, 1985, p. 72 (for the cartoon of the mural)
Louis-Rene Vian, Arts Décoratifs À Bord des Paquebots Français 1880-1960, Paris, 1992, pp. 192-195
John Maxtone-Graham, Normandie: France's Legendary Art Deco Oceanliner, New York, 2007, pp. 92-93, 206 and 245
The Normandie: Floating Art Deco Palace, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, January 15-March 14, 1993
Sotheby's would like to thank Romain Lefebvre for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.