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Le pavillon sur l'eau
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Le pavillon sur l'eau


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Description This French translation of a Chinese folktale, The Water Pavilion, was completed by Théophile Gautier at the turn of the century. Léon Gruel created a binding suitably evocative of Chinese art, with a hanging basket and butterfly. Decorative arts from China, Japan, and the Middle East were extremely fashionable in the late 19th century.
Exhibitions
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

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Period
1900
Medium
ink and paper bound between boards covered with goatskin and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.846
Measurements
H: 9 7/16 x W: 6 5/16 x D: 9/16 in. (24 x 16 x 1.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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