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Studies for 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; colored pencil; trace paper; paper
Site location: Chicago, Illinois
Measurements: 9 1/4 in x 3 in; 9 in x 2 3/4 in; 6 3/4 in x 3 in; 9 1/2 in x 3 in; 11 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 11 1/4 in x 2 in; 13 in x 2 1/2 in; 13 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 9 in x 5 1/4 in; 9 in x 5 1/4 in; 7 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 8 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 7 in x 6 1/4 in; 7 3/4 in x 6 1/4 in; 34 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 8 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 9 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 12 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 10 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 9 in x 3 1/4 in; 8 in x 3 in; 7 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 43 1/2 in x 32 in
Plan type/view: detail; elevation

Twenty two pieces of trace paper mounted to one paper. Each trace sheet is numbered in graphite pencil in the lower right corner. Drawing 1: study for a statue of a female figure holding a winged figure in right hand. Drawing 2: study for a statue of a female figure holding a sphere and torch in right hand. Drawing 3: study for a statue of a crowned female figure holding a torch in raised right hand. Drawing 4: study for a statue of a female figure holding a torch in raised left hand. Drawing 5: study for a statue of a winged female figure holding a torch above head with both hands. Drawing 6: study for a statue of a female figure holding a torch above head with both hands. Drawing 7: study for a statue of a female figure supported by eagle holding a torch above head with both hands. Drawing 8: study for a statue of a female figure holding a sphere in right hand. Drawing 9: study for a statue of a female figure holding a winged figure in left hand. Drawing 10: study for a statue of a female figure holding a sphere and winged figure in right hand. Drawing 11: study for a statue of a female figure holding a sphere in right hand and palm fronds in left hand. Drawing 12: study for a statue of a female figure holding a torch in right hand. Drawing 13: study for a tall tapered base with eagle on top. Drawing 14: study for a tall tapered base with seated figure on top. Drawing 15: study for a tall tapered base with sculptural group on top. Drawing 16: study for a tall tapered base with sculptural group on top. Drawing 17: study for a pyramidal sculptural group with a man standing at center and a lyre on top. Drawing 18: study for a pyramidal sculptural group with a woman standing at center and anchor and ox head above. Drawing 19: study for a tapered base with eagle sitting on hemi-sphere on top with base of larger monument behind. Drawing 20: study for a tapered base with eagle sitting on top with larger monument behind. Drawing 21: study for a tapered base with eagle sitting on top with larger monument behind. Drawing 22: elevation drawing of central tapered shaft with entrance at bottom and female figure standing on top.


CDD.BP.08

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1862-1912
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