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Interior Design Proposal by Napoléon Bourassa

Interior Design Proposal by Napoléon Bourassa

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People

  • Fabrique de Notre Dame (creator)
  • Napoléon Bourassa (architect)
  • Fabrique de Notre Dame (archive creator)

Title

Interior Design Proposal by Napoléon Bourassa

Dates of creation

[1872]-26 May 1873

Level of archival description

File 6

Extent and Medium

  • 3 drawings

Scope and Content

File documents the unexecuted interior design project by Napoléon Bourassa for Notre-Dame de Montréal. Material in this file was produced between 1872 and 26 May 1873.

File contains drawings.

Reference Number

AP099.S1.D6

Location

Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

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    • Reference Number: AR1996:1001:192
    • Title: Longitudinal section and partial ceiling plan for the interior design by Napoléon Bourassa for Notre-Dame de Montréal
    • Dates of creation: 26 May 1873
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Napoléon Bourassa (draughtsman)
    • Napoléon Bourassa (architect)
    • James O'Donnell (architect)
    • Fabrique de Notre Dame (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing

    Technique and media:

    Pen and black ink over graphite with grey watercolour wash and graphite

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 41.5 x 84 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • line drawing
    • mechanical drawing (tool-aided drawing)
    • freehand drawing

    Method of Projection:

    • reflected ceiling plan
    • longitudinal section

    Point of View:

    • general view
    • partial view
    • interior view
    • plan view

    Physical Description:

    - The statues, reliefs, and mural paintings on the drawing have been drawn freehand in graphite and grey watercolour

    Inscription:

    signed, dated and inscribed - by the draughtsman, in pen and black ink, u.r.: "N.Bourassa / 26 Mai 1873 / Montréal." inscribed - by the draughtsman, in pen and black ink, t.: "Panneau Central de la grande route tel. / qu'il. faudrait le livrer pour le decor."; "Rosace de la g:de voute."; and "Panneaux tel qu'il. pourrait etre décoré / par la peinture."; c.l.: "Panneaux du Choeur qui devraient être / livrés sans autes [sic] reliefs que ceux / de l'encadrement."; u.c. to c.r.: "Grand.e Panneaux inclinés de la grande voute qui recevraient les tableaux sur toile tels que vus à côté / - Ces trois travées font voir l'architecture sans le decor en peinture."; c.r.: "Je suggererais une disposition particuliere / pour la galerie de l'orgue."; and l.r.: "Ligne actuelle des bancs" and "Ligne obtenue en enlevent les + / bancs de l'arriere." inscribed - by the draughtsman, in pen and black ink, c.: "REGINA ANGELORUM"; "REGINA PATRIARCHARUM"; and "REGINA PROPHETARUM" [within ornaments] inscribed and numbered - by an unknown hand, in graphite, verso, u.l. to c.l.: "Plans de / [illeg.] de N.D." [sideways]; "Bourassa" [sideways]; "18 pi[?]" [sideways]; and "N. Bourassa-" [sideways]

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Subject:

    • architecture
    • interior design

    Subject Descriptive Terms:

    • ceiling

    Credit line:

    Fonds de la Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montréal, en dépôt au CCA/
    Fonds de la Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montréal, on deposit at the CCA

    Folder Number:

    99-00-27

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    • Reference Number: AR1996:1001:202
    • Title: Lateral elevation for the choir and nave [?] for the interior design by Napoléon Bourassa for Notre-Dame de Montréal
    • Dates of creation: 1872-1873
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Napoléon Bourassa (draughtsman)
    • Napoléon Bourassa (architect)
    • James O'Donnell (architect)
    • Fabrique de Notre Dame (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing
    • detail drawing

    Technique and media:

    Pen and black ink over graphite with some erased graphite underdrawing

    Dimensions:

    secondary support: 73.9 x 183.0 cm sheet: 73.9 x 183.0 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • line drawing
    • mechanical drawing (tool-aided drawing)

    Method of Projection:

    • elevation (drawing)
    • interior elevation

    Point of View:

    • interior view

    Physical Description:

    - Graphite underdrawings at r. partially erased.

    Inscription:

    inscribed - by an unknown hand, in pen and black ink, verso, c.r.: "Plans Bourassa" [sideways] and "Bourasa" [sic, sideways]

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Subject:

    • architecture
    • interior design

    Credit line:

    Fonds de la Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montréal, en dépôt au CCA/
    Fonds de la Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montréal, on deposit at the CCA

    Folder Number:

    99-00-07

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    • Reference Number: AR1996:1001:209
    • Title: Elevation for the choir for the interior design by Napoléon Bourassa for Notre-Dame de Montréal
    • Dates of creation: 26 May 1873
    • Form: drawings

    People:

    • Napoléon Bourassa (architect)
    • Napoléon Bourassa (draughtsman)
    • James O'Donnell (architect)
    • Fabrique de Notre Dame (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • design development drawing
    • presentation drawing (proposal)
    • detail drawing

    Technique and media:

    Pen and black ink over graphite with grey watercolour

    Dimensions:

    sheet (irreg.): 38.8 x 50 cm secondary support: 38.8 x 50 cm

    Drawing Type:

    • line drawing
    • mechanical drawing (tool-aided drawing)

    Method of Projection:

    • elevation (drawing)

    Point of View:

    • general view
    • interior view

    Inscription:

    signed and dated - by the draughtsman ? in pen and black ink, u.r.: "N.Bourassa. / 26 mai 1873 / Montréal-" inscribed - by the draughtsman ? in pen and black ink, u.l.: "Ce coté donne une idèe du decor du choeur, / (mieux représenté dans la coupe longitudinale.)"; t.: "Vue du Choeur avec profils des Arcs Joubleaux / et l'abside dans le cas où l'on voudrait accorder / un espace de 12 à 15 pieds au dessus de la sacristie."; u.r.: "Ce coté fait voir l'architecture sans le / decor."; and c.: "Sur cette / surface on pour- / rait peindre / une perspective / produisant l'il- / lusion d'une / autre nef en- / arrière du choeur (comme / vu à coté.)"

    Location:

    Montréal Island of Montréal Québec Canada

    Subject:

    • architecture
    • interior design

    Credit line:

    Fonds de la Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montréal, en dépôt au CCA/
    Fonds de la Fabrique Notre-Dame de Montréal, on deposit at the CCA

    Folder Number:

    99-03-01

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