Jean Charles Delafosse, Ideal prison, c. 1767, DM 2259 IN SET – Drawing Matter

Jean-Charles Delafosse (1734–1791), An Ideal Prison, c. 1767. Pen, ink and watercolour on laid paper, 233 × 354 mm.


On other works by Delafosse, counter to the prison, his Triumphal Arch; and on 'Lex' in a Civic Utopia in which this drawing was included, that 'suggests the central place of public order, civil regulation, and the rule of law in the construction of a just society'.