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Drawing, Design for a Public Monument to be Erected on a Paris Square, ca. 1802

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Jean-Pierre Laurent Houël. It is dated ca. 1802 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and gray ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk, graphite on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Week series in a post titled A Star-Studded Tour of France.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

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Its dimensions are

28.3 x 22.8 cm (11 1/8 x 9 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Strasburg lily: fragmented fleur-de-lis in a shield.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Public Monument to be Erected on a Paris Square, ca. 1802; Designed by Jean-Pierre-Louis-Laurent Houël (French, 1735–1813); France; pen and gray ink, brush and brown wash over black chalk, graphite on white laid paper; 28.3 x 22.8 cm (11 1/8 x 9 in.) ; Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-412

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