- Design for a Candlestick
- between 1770 and 1779
- Pen and black ink and watercolor on slightly textured, thick, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 12 3/8 × 7 5/8 inches (31.4 × 19.4 cm)
Inscribed on verso in graphite: "AD 654"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- candlestick | design | interior decoration | Rococo | still life
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Curatorial Comment:
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- <double click to hide>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
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unknown artist, eighteenth century, Design for a Candlestick, between 1770 and 1779
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