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Guide to the William Adams Delano Collection
1899-1949, undated
  PR 244

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Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Student Drawings

Scope and Contents note

Series II contains twenty-one drawings, dating from 1899 to 1901, made by Delano during his years as a student at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. While in Paris, Delano was part of the atelier of Victor-Alexandre-Frederic Laloux (1850-1937), a noted architect and one of the academy's great instructors. For further explanation and discussion of these drawings, see Peter Pennoyer's article on Delano as a student in the New-York Journal of American History, number 4.

Drawings are arranged in two subseries by date, with undated drawings filed last. Unless otherwise noted, all drawings are graphite, ink, and wash on light paperboard, and uniform in size: 24-3/4 x 18-3/4 in. Titles given were inscribed by Delano [and descriptions in brackets for untitled drawings].

Subseries I: Exercises, Dated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Etablissement Financier

General note

[screen on Legion of Honor?]

1899 Jan. 4
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Un Theatre Municipal
1899 Jan. 16
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Un Poste de Pompiers

General note

[firehouse]

1899 Jan. 21
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Une Ecurie d'Etat

General note

[classical doorway]

1899 Jan. 23
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Salle des pas Perdus

General note

[courthouse waiting room]

1899 Feb. 10
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Une Fontaine Monumentale
1899 Feb. 11
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Un Etablissement Thermal

General note

[casino facade?]

1899 Mar. 2
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Entree d'une Cour d'Honneur

General note

[domed classical facade]

1899 Mar. 8
Box: 2 Folder : 42 [Hotel Crillon, Place de la Concorde, measured drawing]
1899 Mar. 21
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Un Pavillon de Repos
1899 Mar. 22
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Une Salle de Lecture
1899 Mar. 31
Box: 2 Folder : 43 [Untitled classical portico and facade, six columns]
1899 Apr. 7
Box: 2 Folder : 43 [Untitled aquarium/marine laboratory facility]

General note

watercolor, graphite, and ink on paper, 11-7/8 x 16 in.

1899 Sep. 6
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Coupe parle cour de service...

General note

[slaughterhouse and market]; graphite and ink on gray paper, 23-7/8 x 17-3/4 in.

1899 Dec. 6
Box: 2 Folder : 43 [Untitled design for public park]

General note

brown ink and graphite on paper, 23-7/8 x 19 in.

1900 Feb. 7
Box: 2 Folder : 43 [Untitled animal study/care facility]

General note

conte crayon and wash on Bristol board, 24-1/2 x 16-7/8 in.

1901

Subseries II: Exercises, Undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Une Bourse Maritime
[ca. 1899]
Box: 2 Folder : 44 Un Hotel de Ville

General note

[city hall]

[ca. 1899]
Box: 2 Folder : 44 [Unidentified building, rez de chaussee (ground floor)]
[ca. 1899]
Box: 2 Folder : 44 [Untitled lecture hall]

General note

[perspective projection exercises]

[ca. 1899]
Box: 2 Folder : 44 [Untitled classical facade, perhaps archeological exercise]

General note

graphite on paper mounted on board, 19-3/4 x 18-1/4 in.

[ca. 1899]

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