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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; trace paper; paper
Site location: Chicago, Illinois
Measurements: 14 in x 23 1/2 in; 10 1/2 in x 13 1/4 in; 10 in x 13 1/4 in; 10 in x 25 1/4 in; 48 in x 35 3/4 in
Plan type/view: detail; elevation

Four drawings on trace paper mounted to one paper. Each trace sheet is numbered in graphite pencil in the lower right corner. Drawing 1: detail elevation of base of monument showing steps and sculptures. Drawing 2: detail elevation of blank tablet surrounded by decorative carving including ox heads above and seated figures below. Drawing 3: detail elevation of left half of amphitheater showing stepped seating. Annotated in French. Drawing 4: detail elevation of lower portion of monument showing sloped base with star pattern and inscriptions of State names. Annotated in French.


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