Drawing, "Design for a Corsage Ornament: Night", ca. 1900
Brush and watercolor, graphite, brush and gouache on brownish, translucent wove paper, possibly coated with resin.
Museum purchase from Drawings and Prints Council Fund through gift of The Florence Gould Foundation. 1998-50-1.
- Designed by René Lalique
What is this?
On framing plaques, two nudes, personifications of Night, toss showers of stars into sky. In central portion, nine large blue sapphires amid diamond stars and constellations recreate the Milky Way.