Architectural Fantasy with Fountain and Obelisk

Louis-Joseph Le Lorrainca. 1745

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

A fountain, an obelisk, and a statue of a horse are shown against parts of a colonnade. Enlarged at the bottom and at left by the artist who wrote his signature in one of th eparts surrounding the fountain. Strips of paper have been added to the top and bottom of the drawing.

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  • Title: Architectural Fantasy with Fountain and Obelisk
  • Creator: Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain
  • Date Created: ca. 1745
  • Paper Support: off-white laid paper
  • Exhibitions: Rome, IT - Académie de France à Rome, Piranese et les Piranesiens francais, May 11 - November 15, 1976. Also traveled to Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon and Hotel Sully a Paris (n. d. given).New York, NY - Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, Five Centuries of Drawing: the Cooper Union Centennial Exhibition, 1959-1961.
  • Dimensions: 34.9 x 22.4 cm (13 3/4 x 8 13/16 in.)Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Rosenberg, Pierre, "Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain (1715-1759)," Revue de L'Art, 40-41 (1978), fig. 27.
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Black chalk, brush and gray wash on off-white laid paper


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