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Plan of Chicago, Plate 87: View Looking West Over the City, Showing the Proposed Civic Center, the Grand Axis, Grant Park, and the Harbor

A perspective aerial drawing of Chicago's lakefront and harbor, park and cityscape sprawling beyond it to the top of the page.

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  • A perspective aerial drawing of Chicago's lakefront and harbor, park and cityscape sprawling beyond it to the top of the page.

Date:

1907

Artist:

Jules Guerin, delineator
American, 1866-1946
Edward Herbert Bennett, architect
American, born England, 1874-1954
Daniel Hudson Burnham, architect
American, 1846-1912

About this artwork

Architects Daniel H. Burnham and Edward H. Bennett created a master plan for Chicago published in 1909 proposing that Chicago could be as beautiful as any European city as well as commercially successful. Spectacular presentation drawings were executed to help convey the ideas in the Plan of Chicago. Some of the most beautiful visions for the future city were executed by New York renderer Jules Guérin.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Jules Guérin (Delineator)

Title

Plan of Chicago, Plate 87: View Looking West Over the City, Showing the Proposed Civic Center, the Grand Axis, Grant Park, and the Harbor

Place

Chicago (Place depicted)

Date

1907

Medium

Watercolor and graphite on paper

Inscriptions

Initialed and dated at right center edge, "G.J. Dec-1907"

Dimensions

140 × 230 cm (55 × 90 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Patrick Shaw

Reference Number

1991.1381

Extended information about this artwork

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