About This Artwork

Louis H. Sullivan
American, 1856–1924

System of Architectural Ornament, Plate 11, Values of Parallel Planes, 1922

Graphite on Strathmore paper
57.7 x 73.5 cm (22 3/4 x 29 in.)
initialed and dated at bottom right of design, "LHS 5/23/22"

Commissioned by The Art Institute of Chicago, 1988.15.11

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, "Louis Henry Sullivan: from Paris to Chicago," 1995.

Traveling Exhibit (Paris, Frankfurt, Chicago, San Francisco), "Chicago Architecture and Design 1872-1922," 1987-1988, cat. no. 160.

Publication History

Published by the Art Institute of Chicago: 1924 (1990 editions in English, French, and German)




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