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Drawing, Architectural Fantasy: A Circular Temple on a Truncated Pyramid

This is a Drawing. It was created by Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain. It is dated mid-18th century and we acquired it in 1911. Its medium is brush and gray and brown wash, over black chalk on off-white laid paper with additions at top and bottom, lined with cardboard and border of blue laid paper. 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

27.9 x 22.5 cm (11 x 8 7/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Cooper Union Musuem mark at the lower right corner on the recto Cooper Union Museum stamp on the verso

It is signed

Signed in pen and black ink at lower right corner: LL

Cite this object as

Drawing, Architectural Fantasy: A Circular Temple on a Truncated Pyramid; Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain (French, 1715–1759); France; brush and gray and brown wash, over black chalk on off-white laid paper with additions at top and bottom, lined with cardboard and border of blue laid paper; 27.9 x 22.5 cm (11 x 8 7/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1911-28-506

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