Results 1 550
330 Previous Next

Les Ballades Françaises
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Les Ballades Françaises

Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description After Léon Gruel's death in 1923, Paul Gruel took over his father's firm. Many of the designs attributed to him exhibit stylistic characteristics of Art Deco. This Egyptian-inspired binding employs a technique called "onlay." The book was covered in a single piece of black leather; leathers of different colors were then pared extremely thinly and adhered to the base leather to form the pattern.
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Owned by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

ink on paper bound between boards covered with goatskin and gold
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
H: 10 3/8 × W: 8 1/4 × D: 1 5/16 in. (26.35 × 20.96 × 3.3 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


    Thumbnail: Les Ballades Françaises Thumbnail: Les Ballades Françaises Thumbnail: Les Ballades Françaises
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Les Ballades Françaises