Tile tableau [Grand Theatre entrance; Theatre Van Lier, Amstelstraat]

 
Tile tableau [Grand Theatre entrance; Theatre Van Lier, Amstelstraat]
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  • Title :     Tile tableau [Grand Theatre entrance; Theatre Van Lier, Amstelstraat]
  • Artist:     Dominicus (Petrus Johannes) de Ruiter Designer Rozenburg Ceramics Factory Manufacturer
  • Accession:     87.1637.5.52.19
  • Country:     Netherlands
  • Date:     circa 1897
  • Dimensions:     Inches 15-3/8 21-1/4, Centimeters 39.1 54.0
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
  • Collection Theme:     Art Nouveau
  • Subject:     Theatres/Theatre Design , Figurative , Fashion/Costume , Ceramics/Ceramic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     87.1637.5.52.19.JPG
  • Tags:     Art Nouveau~Nieuwe Kunst, Dutch Art Nouveau~Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Description:
Graphite and watercolor on paper design for a tableau of two-hundred ninety four tiles for the entrance to the Grand Theatre, Theater Van Lier, Amstelstraat, Amsterdam; image depicts a square-shaped arch with a figure flanking each side of the entrance; male figure wearing short red cape, tights, hat and pointed shoes at proper left and a male wearing a long white and headdress while holding a staff and shield at proper right; upper panel contains pictorial motifs such as a harp, coat of arms, crossed swords and stars, a pair of entwined hearts, a bell sounding "Ave Maria," a sailing vessel, a coat of arms and a burning tower; inscriptions in graphite at margins.