Clock (Primary Title)
Albert Cheuret, French, 1884 - 1966 (Artist)
The international craze for all things Egyptian began in 1922 when the tomb of King Tutankhamen was discovered. The exotic nature of the ancient Egyptian style especially appealed to artists during the Art Deco period. Cheuret’s clock is among the most celebrated Art Deco objects in the Egyptian style. Its shape relates to an Egyptian headdress or wig, with flowing hair flanking the face of the pyramid-shaped clock.
Signed lower right of face: Albert Cheuret
Front, left: Albert Cheuret
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
"Look Here: Dazzle," VMFA, Nov 2, 2005-Jan 29, 2006;
B. Hillier, The World of Art Deco, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1971, p. 32, cat. 338;
©artist or artist’s estate
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