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Bas Relief with two Nudes. Walnut Art Nouveau Bookcase. 1890. François-Ruper Carabin (1862-1932). Collection of the Musée d'Orsay [No. O872]. Photograph and text by George P. Landow.

This bas relief depicting one nude woman at a printing press and another looking throgh a portfolio of prints or drawings serves as the door to Carabin's elaborate cabinet for books, art objects, and prints (1890). In the photograph above the dark object is the cast iron (?) mouse climbing string, which serves as a latch.

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References

Kader, Alexander. "The Concentrated Essence of a Wiggle: Art Nouveau Sculpture" in Art Nouveau, 1890-1914. ed. Paul Greenhalgh. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000. Pp. 250-61.


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