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Creator:
unknown artist, eighteenth century
circle of Jacques Roëttiers, 1707-1784, French
and circle of Jacques-Nicolas Roëttiers, 1736-1788, French
Title:
Design for a Candlestick
Date:
between 1770 and 1779
Medium:
Pen and black ink and watercolor on slightly textured, thick, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 3/8 × 7 5/8 inches (31.4 × 19.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite: "AD 654"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.2.65
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
candlestick | design | interior decoration | Rococo | still life
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Curatorial Comment:
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This scale drawing for a silver candlestick is one of thirteen designs for Rococo furniture and ornament (B1975.2.56 – B.1975.2.68) from the hand of more than one artist. All were long assumed to be British and to have been made in the mid-eighteenth century but more recently both Tim Knox and Tessa Murdoch identified this drawing as the work of a French designer. In 2015 Paul Micio attributed it to a French ornemaniste of the 1770s working in the circle of Jacques Roëttiers and his son, Jacques-Nicolas Roëttiers.
--Matthew Hargraves,2015-03-26
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:48147
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