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.
Currently Off View
- Architecture and Design
- Jules Guérin (Delineator)
- Plan of Chicago, Plate 87: View Looking West Over the City, Showing the Proposed Civic Center, the Grand Axis, Grant Park, and the Harbor
- Watercolor and graphite on paper
- Initialed and dated at right center edge, "G.J. Dec-1907"
- 140 × 230 cm (55 × 90 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Patrick Shaw