Panel (for a Pullman car on the Côte d'Azur train) (Primary Title)

René Lalique, French, 1860 - 1945 (Artist)

designed 1928; made 1929
Decorative Arts
Molded glass, acid-etched, sycamore
Overall (set in frame): 36 3/4 × 31 1/4 in. (93.35 × 79.38 cm)
Overall (central panels): 17 3/4 × 5 11/16 in. (45.09 × 14.45 cm)
Overall (top panel): 4 3/8 × 5 11/16 in. (11.11 × 14.45 cm)
René Lalique was a celebrated goldsmith and jeweler who enjoyed a second career as a distinguished glassmaker. His greatest success as a glassmaker was at the International Exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris in 1925 where his work was on view throughout the French displays. Lalique also designed glass that was used as decoration in trains, such as in the sleeping car of the President of France (1923), and in the interior of a Pullman car on the Côte d’Azur train (1929). This glass panel, which depicts male and female figures ornamented with grapes and grapevines, served as a partition at one end of the Pullman car.
Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
2017-2018: "René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass", Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA September 14, 2017 - January 11, 2018

2006-2007: Look Here: Speed, VMFA 9/6/2006 - 1/7/2007.
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