Inscribed in pencil, verso, left margin: Greenwood Plantation, Louisana, l935 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 5 Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.r.: 6. Stamped and numbered in pencil, verso, center: Walker Evans/X (in box) 21 (in box)
Sketch #1 titled: Pull to a door Maison Jacques Coeur Bourges May 3rd 91 Sketch #2 inscribed, top right: Base to a Pier of the open arcade 1st floor Maison Jacques Coeur May 3rd 91 Noted: this Base is about on a line with the eye ; Plan of Pier is sketched at right Sketch #3 noted: A Window Sill to Maison J. Coeur
This mosaic panel depicts flowers and tendrils against a background with both a chevron pattern and a round flower-like patten. Along either side is a tapering beige element that is half of a blade of a plant; when joined with another panel, they create a full plant blade. [fragment]
This panel is one of several panels of the same design that formed a frieze in the foyer of the H.O. Havemeyer House in New York City. The geometric patterning recalls Roman and Near Eastern examples, but the serpentine patterning also roots the mosaic in the Art Nouveau style of the time.