1887: G. Chedanne, "Un Gymnase." Premier Grand Prix (Front Elevation)
This is an original, circa 1902, print of an architectural drawing of the 1887 Grand Prix de Rome d'Architecture. We apologize that the digital capture of this item does not meet our normal high standards due to its oversize format. This print is actually uniform in appearance with no variation in surface tone. (Due to its large size this item will be shipped folded along the original crease.)
This print is part of a collection of prints of architectural drawings from the Prix de Rome from 1850-1900. Created in 1663, the Prix de Rome was a prestigious scholarship for art students in which the winners could attend the AcadŽmie de France in Rome. Many famous artists, architects, and sculptors competed for this coveted prize. Overall, this collection is in excellent condition and any print would look fabulous framed.
This 109+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. There is some light aging along the original center crease--please see image. Please note that there is a library stamp on the reverse.