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Various working sketches scattered over page. Floor plans at center and lower left; one elevation at center, left; two exterior aerial perspectives above, two exterior aerial perspectives below, plus additional notations.

This is a drawing from France. It is dated 1926 and we acquired it in 1936. Museum purchase from James B. Ford and Peter Cooper Hewitt Estate Funds. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

graphite on white paperboard, mounted on canvas

Its dimensions are

31.9 x 24.1 cm (12 9/16 x 9 1/2 in.)

It is signed

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It is inscribed

1936-60-1 through 1936-60-8-2 (formerly -60-8b) originally mounted together on canvas, since separated. Inscription remains between 1936-60-8-1 (formerly -60-8a) and 1936-60-8-2 (formerly -60-8b), but applies to all nine pieces. Inscribed in pen in black ink, on left: Premiers croquis fait/ en 1926/ (Album à dessin)/ en septembre dans/ la propriéte/ "Le Lac"/ au bord du/ lac Léman: and on right: villa Stein/ à Garches/ achevée en 1927/ Le Corbusier (underlined).

This object was designed by Le Corbusier (Charles Edouard Jeanneret-Gris) and made for (as the client) Gabrielle De Monzie and Michael and Sarah Stein

This object was fund: James B. Ford Fund

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Drawing, "First Studies for the Villa Stein-de Monzie, Garches, France", 1926 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 November 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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