Number 1 in the right under corner.
Dimensions of the paper : 20,5 cm --22,5 cm.
of the drawing : 10,4 cm--13,7 cm
Charcoal or greasy pencil on drawing paper.
Compostion: several triangles. Piéta-like composition..
In this drawing four figures are visible:
- carrier of the flag
- soldier with a gun looking at soldiers(standing en and lying down) in the right under corner
- count de Mérode.
- not-well-drawn figure which supports the count de Mérode.
Remarkably is the contrast light-dark between the figures to put forward the main figure.We can decide that this is a composition-, perspective-,and contrast study.
Number 2 in the right under corner.
Two drawings placed on one paper.
Dimensions of the paper : 22 cm--28 cm
of the drawing at the top : 10,1 cm--11 cm
at the bottom : 11 cm--12 cm
Pencil drawing on thick paper.
Little drawings with details in the right margin.
The drawing on the top is placed upon another, which looks like afbeelding 1 and 2.
Complete design of the stamp.
Dimensions of the paper: 16 cm--13,1 cm
of the drawing : 14,6 cm--16,1 cm.
Pen drawing and brush in East-Indian inkt on cartboard.
In the margins little holes, placed at random, caused by neadles?
Little pencil lines are visible for example in the shields with the numbers, and also in the numbers themselves.
Remarquable: left 50 centimen: right 50 centimes
Dimensions of the paper : 16,5 cm-- 21 cm.
of the drawing : 11 cm--13,3 cm.
Pen drawing and brush.
In the margins little holes from needles and little pencil lines for example in the numbers.
Dimensions of the paper : 16,1 cm--21 cm.
of the drawing : 9,9 cm-- 12 cm.
Further identical to afbeelding 6.
Concerning afbeelding 1,2 and 3 we can ask ourself the following question: are these really drawings made by Mac Donald ?
Why would he make composition and light studies with even four figures when he could have taken the statue at Berchem as an example. Whas it his purpose to use another image for the stamps? Or are these drawings made by Josué Dupon as designs for the statue itself ?
Who will give us the answers ?