The City of Light

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Object Name: 
Gemmail Panel
The City of Light
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: about 365 cm, W: about 275 cm
Not on Display
about 1960
Credit Line: 
Gift of Air France
Web Description: 
Design by Danielle Dhumez; technique invented by artist Jean Crotti (1870-1958); panel assembled by "gemmists” in the Paris studio of Roger Malherbe-Navarre called Les Gemmaux de France. Air France commissioned Roger Malherbe-Naverre, and his Les Gemmaux de France studio, to create a gemmail panel for their New York ticket office. Malherbe-Navarre invited several artists to submit “cartoons” for consideration, and the work of Danielle Dhumez was chosen for the space. Danielle Dhumez was winner of the first “prix du gemmail” in 1957 for her gemmail work called ‘Voiles Heureuses’.
Air France, Source
Primary Description: 
Gemmail Panel, "The City of Light". Gemmail panel in three sections in light box. Multicolored pieces of glass; layered, fused.