Sketchbook of architecture
Held at: University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts [Contact Us]3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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A green oblong volume containing sketches and drawings of buildings, monuments, and architectural elements around Paris and Northern France. This sketchbook by an unknown artist spans the years from 1827 to 1843. Using pencil and chiefly monochromatic watercolor washes, the artist has depicted churches, facades, monuments, and the sculptural and decorative elements of architecture. Some drawings focus on the structural details of buildings or churches including measurements. There are some full-page watercolors illustrating buildings set in their landscapes. Most pages are labeled in pencil with the location and year of the drawing. Some places the artist traveled to were Versailles, Fontainebleau, and Sens.
Sold by Bogislav Winner (London, England), 2014
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- November 2014
- Access Restrictions
This collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
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