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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: 30 in x 7 1/2 in; 30 in x 15 in; 15 in x 17 in; 13 3/4 in x 17 in; 35 3/4 in x 48 in
Plan type/view: detail; elevation

4 pieces of trace paper mounted to one paper. Each trace sheet is numbered in graphite pencil in the lower right corner. Drawing 1: elevation detail of central statue and of vegetal carvings. Drawing 2: elevation detail of carving on main shaft, bas-relief sculptures, and sculptures in the round on smaller pedestals. Drawing 3: plan, section, and sketches for outdoor amphitheater. Drawing 4: elevation detail of stair area with long annotation in French.


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