Eaton's Department Store, Toronto, Canada, Perspective Study

A work made of graphite on tracing paper.

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  • A work made of graphite on tracing paper.

Date:

1912

Artist:

D.H. Burnham & Company
American, 1891-1912

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.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

D.H. Burnham & Co. (Architect)

Title

Eaton's Department Store, Toronto, Canada, Perspective Study

Origin

Toronto

Date

1912

Medium

Graphite on tracing paper

Inscriptions

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."

Dimensions

121.5 × 83.5 cm (47 7/8 × 32 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Benefactors of Architecture Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1986.4

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