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Rear Facade, Castel d'Orgeval, Parc Beauséjour, near Paris: Elevation

Hector Guimard1904

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New York, United States

Rear elevation consists of three stories with rounded window units at the right progressing from large (at ground floor) to small (underneath roof). Asymmetry emphasized by random stone cladding and contrasts of stone, wood, and brick.

Details

  • Title: Rear Facade, Castel d'Orgeval, Parc Beauséjour, near Paris: Elevation
  • Creator: Hector Guimard
  • Date Created: 1904
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • Medium: Pen and black and red inks, graphite, border in pen and black ink on tracing paper
  • Viewing Notes: Rear elevation consists of three stories with rounded window units at the right progressing from large (at ground floor) to small (underneath roof). Asymmetry is emphasized by random stone cladding and contrasts of stone, wood, and brick.
  • Signed: see inscriptions
  • Paper Support: Tracing paper
  • Markings: scale: in pen and black ink, at lower right: 0.02 - 1.00
  • Inscribed: Inscribed in pen and black ink, at top: LE CASTEL D'ORGEVAL AU PARC DE BEAUSEJOUR / NO. 8 / PROPRIÉTÉ DE MR LAURENT / FAÇADE POSTÉRIEURE; at lower center: PARIS LE SEPTEMBRE 1904 / L'ARCHITECTE / Hector Guimard; building notations throughout
  • Exhibitions: The Art of Hector Guimard, University of Virginia Museum of Art, Charlottesville, October 22-November 30, 1957Idee und Anspruch der Architektur, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany, December 13, 1979-January 27, 1980Hector Guimard, Musée D'Orsay, Paris, April 13-July 26, 1992Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, June 4-August 30, 1998
  • Dimensions: 53.1 x 47.6 cm (20 7/8 x 18 3/4 in.)
  • Bibliography: Gillian Naylor and Yvonne Brunhammer, Architectural Monographs 2: Hector Guimard London: Academy Editions, l978, p. 65, pl. 5.Idee und Anspruch der Architektur Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany: Wallraf-Richartz Museum, l980, no. 94.Stanley Abercombie, "Cooper-Hewitt's Spectacular Spaces," AIA Journal, LXIX, No. 7, (June l980), p. 49 ff.John Harris, Architectural Drawings in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum, l982, p. 25, 27, fig. 24.Philippe Thiébaut, Françoise Cachin, Pierre Arizzoli-Clémental et al, Guimard, Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, l992, p. 335, fig. 2.Susan Yelavich, Design for Life, New York: Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1997, p. 108, no. 2.

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