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Sketchbook of architecture

Ms. Coll. 1042

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Sketchbook of architecture
Date [inclusive]:
1827-1843
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1042
Extent:
1 volume
Language:
French
Language Note:
In French.
Abstract:
A sketchbook by an unknown artist containing sketches and drawings of buildings, monuments, and architectural elements around Paris and Northern France spanning from 1827 to 1843.
Cite as:
Sketchbook of Architecture, 1827-1843, Ms. Coll. 1042, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Scope and Contents

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  November 2014

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Donna Brandolisio

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Sold by Bogislav Winner (London, England), 2014

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Drawings (visual works)
  • Manuscripts, French--19th century
  • Sketchbooks
  • Watercolors
Subject(s)
  • Architecture--France--Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
  • Architecture--France--Pictorial works--19th century

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Sketchbook of architecture, 1827-1843.

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