About this artwork
With its origins in early 19th-century Europe, the department store in North America evolved into a major feature of the urban landscape. A pioneer in many areas, the architect Daniel Burnham created new spaces for successful department stores such as Marshall Field and Company in Chicago and T. Eaton Company in Toronto. With these buildings Burnham borrowed from religious, civic, and domestic architectures to present complete and fantastic interior worlds, with restaurants and lounges, monumental public atria, entertainment venues, and model-home interiors—all of which could be visited in a single day.
Currently Off View
- Architecture and Design
- D.H. Burnham & Co.
- Eaton's Department Store, Toronto, Canada, Perspective Study
- Graphite on tracing paper
- Inventory number 65 noted at bottom right corner. Initialed at bottom left edge: "J.B.L. del." Manuscript note at bottom right edge: "T. E. Building D. H. B Co., Archs. 20 January 1912 ". Initialed bottom right corner, "P.A."
- 121.5 × 83.5 cm (47 7/8 × 32 7/8 in.)
- Restricted gift of the Benefactors of Architecture Endowment Fund