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Is Descartes an American?

A work made of graphite on cream wove tracing paper, discolored to tan.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC

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  • A work made of graphite on cream wove tracing paper, discolored to tan.

Date:

1930/35

Artist:

Le Corbusier
French, born Switzerland, 1887-1965

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Artist

Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)

Title

Is Descartes an American?

Origin

France

Date

1930–1935

Medium

Graphite on cream wove tracing paper, discolored to tan

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, in graphite: "DESCARTES / EST – IL /AMERICAIN?"; verso, lower right, in graphite: "La Ville.radieuse /Le Corbusier"

Dimensions

272 × 211 mm

Credit Line

Bequest of Hedwig B. Schniewind

Reference Number

1963.463

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC

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