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untitled (image of a cannon pointing to an official building)
  • Guy Arnoux
    1886–1951
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France ; active: France
  • untitled (image of a cannon pointing to an official building), 1914–1918
  • Where object was made: France
  • watercolor, graphite, ink
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 249 x 319 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 12 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Eric Gustav Carlson
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0146
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

In the center foreground is a yellow and blue cannon pointing directly at a neoclassical building with a large dome labeled "INSTITUT" in the background. To the facing right is a French flag and in the foreground is a pile of cannonballs and a barrel, and a pile of stones. On the facing left foreground is a bottle and more stones or rubble. The dome of the building has yellow rays emanating out from it.