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Design Art, Interiors, Ceiling, Lattice Panel, Antique Watercolor, c. 1897


Jeanne Puaux
Plafond à compartiments
[Lattice Ceiling Panel Design]

French: 1897
Watercolor on paper
Signed and dated verso: “3 Fevrier 1897 Jeanne Puaux”
24.75 x 19.5 inches, overall
Provenance: James R. Lamantia, Jr.

An original design for low relief ceiling panels incorporating geometric shapes in a lattice pattern. The drawing is executed in gray and brown wash. It was produced at the turn of the century and is signed, dated and titled, indicating that it was produced as an assignment (“devoir”), probably by an architecture student.

Inscribed top “Devoir du 3 Fevrier 1897. Plafond à compartiments.” [February 3, 1897 Assignment. Ceiling panels.]

Provenance: James Lamantia, Jr. (1923-2011). At the time of his death, Lamantia was Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. He was also a practicing architect, and an artist.

Condition: Generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soft creases.


Cullison, William R. III, and Lamantia, James. An Eye for Architecture: Architectural and Decorative Drawings from the Collection of James Lamantia. New Orleans: Southeastern Architectural Archive, Tulane University Library, September 16 to October 31, 1984.

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19th Century