|Title||John R. Sproule student drawing of a rendering of a tower fountain |
|Architects||Sproule, John R., 1908-1993 |
|Date of Drawing Execution||1931 |
|Object Type||Architectural drawings |
|Physical Description||Gouache and watercolor with graphite and ink on paper with cheesecloth backing ; 39 3/4 in x 31 in |
|Descriptive Notes||Written in lower right corner:|
U. of Wash. Atelier
"A Fountain and a Waterfall".
|Building Notes||Part of a collection containing approximately 1100 student drawings from the University of Washington Department of Architecture from its inception in 1914 until 1961 when the Department of Architecture had completely phased out all elements of the Beaux Arts system and became the College of Architecture and Urban Planning. |
Fourth sophomore analytique. Rendering of a tower fountain with vertical relief, snake fountainheads, and serpentine sculptures at the base; the falling water is collected by a stone basin which overflows into a circular pool. Includes partial plan and section drawings. Detail drawings include the carved snake relief, horse, and serpentine.
John "Jack" R. Sproule received his B.Arch from the University of Washington in 1934. As a student and following graduation, he interned and worked as a Draftsman for J. Lister Holmes and Paul Thiry, c.1934-1936 . He opened his own, independent architectural firm in c.1935. Notable projects include the Smith House, Seattle, 1936; his own residence in Seattle, 1936; and the Shaffer House, Seattle, 1946. During World War II, he worked with Paul Thiry, Fred Ahlson, and John Paul Jones on the Holly Park Public Housing Project, 1943. After the war ended, he returned to Seattle to continue his work as an architect. He became an instructor at the University of Washington in 1948, where he rose to the rank of assistant professor in 1951 and associate professor in 1960. He retired from the university in 1978.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Fountains--Designs and plans |
|Digital Collection||Architecture Collection|
|Digital ID Number||ARC0875 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||University of Washington Department of Architecture Student Drawings. Ph Coll 740 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi in RGB Color. Saved in RAW format and converted to a 350dpi TIFF using Adobe Camera RAW software. Resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2011 |