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Studies for Beacon of Progress
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: 22 3/4 in x 31 1/4 in; 19 1/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 17 1/4 in x 6 1/2 in; 19 in x 11 1/2 in; 43 1/2 in x 32 1/4 in
Plan type/view: elevation
Four pieces of trace paper mounted to one paper. Each trace sheet is numbered in graphite pencil in the lower right corner. Drawing 1: elevation of lower portion of monument as viewed from side showing smaller obelisks, sculptures, and stepped base. Drawing 2: blank title plate with winged female figure holding torch above head in both hands and lion laying at her feet. Drawing 3: title block inscribed "The Beacon of Progress. A Monument to Glorify the American Nation. By D. Despradelle." Drawing 4: title plate with winged female figure holding torch above head in both hands and lion laying at her feet and inscribed "The Beacon of Progress. A Monument to Glorify the American Nation. By D. Despradelle."