18TH & 19TH Century WORKS ON PAPER

February  7 - March 10, 2018

Wednesday - Saturday 11 - 5 & by appt

The landscape design drawings are original client proposals or documents made for landowners to record their property, agricultural parcels and formal gardens. An eclectic mix of plans, sections and elevations show an interesting variety of influences such as Italianate or Picturesque trends in landscape design. Particular ink drawings represent tree counts and existing water sources. The cultural history for each project drawing is unique. The architectural works in the exhibition comprise 19th century examples of competition watercolors made by students in training at the École des Beaux Arts as well as project drawings made by the same architects after they established their regional practice near Toulouse.


Press Release

Essay: History of Théodore Olivier and Jules-Germain Olivier