The Wisteria Dining Room. Designed by Lucien Levy-Dhurmer (1865-1953). 1910-14. Carved walnut and amaranth. Dimensions of room: Height 146, width 207, depth 315 inches (370.8 x 525.8 x 800.1 cm).

The artist designed this magnificent example of an art nouveau total environment — the only French Art Nouveau period room in any American Museum — for Auguste Rateau, a member of the Academy of Science, who lived at 10 bis, ave. Elysée-Reclus in Paris.

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, which reserves all rights. Acquired in 1966, accession number 66.244.1. Photograph and text by George P. Landow; Thanks to Sally King of the musem staff for providing caption information. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the museum and photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]

Paintings by this artist


Greenhalgh, Paul, ed. Art Nouveau, 1890-1914. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000.

Last modified 19 September 2008