Views of A Civic Utopia

Fontaine, Proposed development for Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1811 DM 1654 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853), Proposed development for Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1811. Pen and black ink with grey wash and watercolour over pencil on paper, 277 × 248 mm.

Louis-Francois Trouard, Design for Cazernes des Gardes francoises a Versailles, 1771 DM 2003.1 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Louis-François Trouard (1729–1804), Design for Casernes des Gardes francoises à Versailles, 1771. Pen, ink, grey and blue wash on laid paper, 435 × 610 mm.

François-Joseph Bélanger, Design for theatre Comedie Italienne, 1779, DM 1008 IN SET – Drawing Matter

François-Joseph Bélanger (1744–1818), Theatre for the Comédie Italienne, section, 1779. Pen and black ink with grey and blue wash on paper, 376 × 514 mm.

Jean Charles Delafosse, Ideal prison, c. 1767, DM 2259 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734–1791), An Ideal Prison, c. 1767. Pen, ink and watercolour on laid paper, 233 × 354 mm.

Louis Combes, Place du Chateau Trompette, Bordeaux, 1789, DM 1383 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Louis Combes (1757–1818), Place du Château Trompette, Bordeaux: project in honour of the Republic, elevation, c. 1789. Pen and black ink, grey wash and watercolour on paper, 175 × 730 mm.

Fontaine, Project for national cemetery, 1785, DM 1522 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine (1762–1853), Project for a national cemetery: perspective view, c. 1785. Pen and black ink with grey wash over a black pencil sketch on paper, 197 × 900 mm.

Pierre Rousseau, Projet d'un Palais des Arts, 1793, DM 1405 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Pierre Rousseau (1751–1829), Projet d'un Palais des Arts, after 1793. Pen and watercolour on paper, mounted on thick card, edged with tooled leather in red Moroccan half calf binding, 328 × 214 mm.

Baltard, Palais de Justice et Prison de Lyon, 1823-34, DM 2462 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Louis-Pierre Baltard (1764–1846), Exposé Relatif aux Constructions du Palais de Justice et de la Prison de Lyon, 1823 – 1834. Pen, ink and wash, 200 × 500 mm.

Unknown, Study for public garden, c. 1810, DM 1686 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Anon. (French), Study for a public garden on a city wall, c. 1810. Black ink, pen, grey and blue and pink wash, and pencil on laid paper, 685 × 520 mm.

WE SUGGEST

For an in-depth commentary on the seven ideas around which A Civic Utopia was organised; and for the publication that accompanied the exhibition, A Civic Utopia: Architecture and the City in France, 1765–1837,  by Nicholas Olsberg and Basile Baudez.