Back to search results
Frise et corniche de la scène
Among the most lavish of Second Empire monuments, Charles Garnier’s elaborately decorated Neo-Baroque Paris Opéra devoted as much space and luxe to grand ceremonial arcades, foyers, and staircases as to the theater hall. Louis-Émile Durandelle documented the construction and decoration of the Opéra for a decade. Here, stone carvers 200 feet above the street chip away at enormous garlands of fruit that form a decorative frieze on the stage tower.
Cataloguing data may change with further research.
If you have questions about this work of art or the MFAH Online Collection please contact us.
Louis-Émile Durandelle, French, 1839–1917
Frise et corniche de la scèneFrieze and Cornice of the Stage Towerfrom the publication Le Nouvel Opéra de Paris, Sculpture Ornementale
- Albumen silver print from glass negative
- Image: 14 11/16 × 11 in. (37.3 × 28 cm) Sheet: 14 11/16 × 11 in. (37.3 × 28 cm) Mount: 24 11/16 × 17 5/8 in. (62.7 × 44.7 cm)
- Credit Line
Museum purchase funded by Krista and Michael Dumas
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
[Serge Kakou, Paris]; purchased by MFAH, 2017.