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Gouache and charcoal on paper - Ref 07909
stuck on panel
France, 1924-1928

"Fructidor"

with frame:  cm
without frame: 66x100 cm - 26x39.4 inches

Henri Rapin made a gift of this project of the great mural realized in the Town Hall of the 15th district of Paris to Robert-Paul Martzloff then Director of the Services of Architecture and Promenades at the prefecture of the Seine, who participated in the choice of the project of Rapin

Dedicated and signed lower right "To Mr. Martzloff in excellent memory HRapin"

The frame marked the sheet of paper (see photos)

Decoration project of the vault of the city hall of the 15th arrondissement of Paris. Henri Rapin is the architect of the decoration of the hall of the 15th arrondissement of Paris, which includes stuccos, sculptures, woodwork, low paneling, furniture but also decorative decorative painting. the vault representing in particular the four seasons. The central part of the vault, more flat, is decorated by the painter Octave Denis Victor Guillonnet.

It is interesting to note here that the original project entitled this scene "Fructidor", month of the revolutionary calendar including the days from mid-August to mid-September, and not "Autumn" as it appears on the realization visible at the City Hall of 15th. From there to think that the initial project represented the months and not the seasons ...