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Drawing, Entrance to the Navy Arsenal in Toulon

This is a Drawing. It was circle of Jean-Jacques Lequeu. It is dated 1799–1800 and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray, brown, and rose watercolors, graphite on 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 Triumph of Simplicity.

This object was donated by Eleanor Garnier Hewitt and Sarah Cooper Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

  • Drawing, Triumphal Arch on an Ideal Piazza
  • pen and black ink, brush and blue, green and yellow watercolor on cardboard.
  • Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
  • 1938-88-4138
  • Drawing, Town on a Canal
  • graphite, pen and bistre ink, brush and bistre wash on cream paper.
  • Gift of Milton Einstein.
  • 1959-49-218

Its dimensions are

46.4 x 35.2 cm (18 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. )

It has the following markings

Watermark: D C B L A U W Reverse: J. Peoli mark Recto stamp: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration

It is inscribed

Inscriptions on main section of the arch: "LA PATRIE. REND LEURS NOMS IMMORTELS. POUR/RECOMPENSER. LEUR VALEUR CM" and "L'ART PREPARE EN CE LIEU LES ARMES A LA VALEUR./ AN DE LA REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE VIII MN../". Written in ink, lower right: "Projet d'un monument formant l'Entree des formes (?) pour construire et remiser les Vaisseaux au port de Toulon arete par l'assemblee constituante."

Cite this object as

Drawing, Entrance to the Navy Arsenal in Toulon; Circle of Jean-Jacques Lequeu (French, 1757 – 1825); France; pen and black ink, brush and gray, brown, and rose watercolors, graphite on paper; 46.4 x 35.2 cm (18 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. ); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-64-287

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