About This Artwork

Louis H. Sullivan
American, 1856–1924

System of Architectural Ornament, Plate 1, The Inorganic, 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 1922".

Commissioned by The Art Institute of Chicago, 1988.15.1

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. 157.

Publication History

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

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