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Drawing, Semi-circular Council Chamber Dedicated to Nature with Alternate Suggestions, 1795–97

This is a Drawing. It was created by Unknown. It is dated 1795–97 and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is pen and gray ink, graphite, gray, rose wash. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

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

Its dimensions are

35.7 x 35.7 cm (14 1/16 x 14 1/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: D&C BLAUW (Heawood 1828)

It is inscribed

Base of the statue inscribed: "ELLE EST LA SOURCE/DE TOUS LES BIENS". Other inscriptions on the ornamentation read: "LIBERTE", "UNION", "VALEUR", "JUSTICE", "ENERGIE", "ABONDANCE", "PRUDENCE", "MUTIUS SCEVOLA", "JUNIUS BRUTUS", "FABRICIUS". Further inscriptions at top read (where decipherable): "Les peuple Francais", "Revolution Francaise", "Les peuple Francais".

Cite this object as

Drawing, Semi-circular Council Chamber Dedicated to Nature with Alternate Suggestions, 1795–97; Unknown ; France; pen and gray ink, graphite, gray, rose wash; 35.7 x 35.7 cm (14 1/16 x 14 1/16 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-462

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