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Beacon of Progress

Major collection: Architecture & Design
Named collection: Désiré Despradelle Collection
Object type: drawing
Maker: Despradelle, Constant Désiré
Date made: 1893 - 1900
Materials: graphite; ink; watercolor; trace paper; paper
Site location: Chicago, Illinois
Measurements: 12 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 19 1/4 in x 13 1/2 in; 11 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 4 3/4 in x 6 in; 5 3/4 in x 5 in; 15 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in; 10 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 9 3/4 in x 8 in; 45 1/4 in x 33 1/4 in
Plan type/view: site plan (3); perspective; detail (4)

Eight pieces of trace paper mounted to one paper. Each trace sheet is numbered in graphite pencil in the lower right corner. Sheet numbered "11" overall on paper label in lower right corner. Drawing 1: detail of smaller obelisk with sculptural group on top. Drawing 2: site plan showing monument, amphitheater, jetties and surrounding area. Drawing 3: detail of vegetal molding. Drawing 4: detail of four smaller obelisks with sculptures on top. Drawing 5: site plan for another project [?]. Drawing 6: site plan showing monument, surrounding steps, amphitheater, jetties, and breakwater. Annotated in French with some basin dimensions given. Drawing 7: small perspective sketch of monument as viewed from a distance. Drawing 8: detail showing four sculptural columns with eagles on top.


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