|Title||John R. Sproule student drawing of a gateway to an artillery school |
|Architects||Sproule, John R., 1908-1993 |
|Date of Drawing Execution||1931 |
|Object Type||Architectural drawings |
|Physical Description||Gouache and watercolor with graphite on paper with cheesecloth backing ; 18 1/4 in x 26 1/4 in |
|Descriptive Notes||Afixed to drawing:|
Sophomore. J. Sproule. Local Projet.
A Gateway to an Artillery School
|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. |
Sophomore analytique, ca. March 15, 1931. Watercolor analytique providing a rendering and elevation of the entrance gateway to an artillery school. The large stone arch is flanked by two columns supporting an entablature and arched pediment with coat of arms over doorway. The gateway is set into a wall with pedestrian entrance and niche. The drawing also includes a plan and section drawing of the entrance.
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 (LCTGM)||Architectural elements |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Gates--Designs and plans; Architecture--Details |
|Digital Collection||Architecture Collection|
|Digital ID Number||ARC0881 |
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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 |