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Drawing, Design for Candelabrum Motif and Strapwork Escutcheon

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1560 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, black chalk, brush and violet watercolor on off-white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

  • Drawing, Design for a Candlestick
  • black chalk, brush and brown wash, incised lines and compass points on cream....
  • Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.
  • 1942-36-4

Our curators have highlighted 8 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase (USA)
  • glazed stoneware with gilding and applied hand-modeled dragon.
  • Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.
  • 1984-84-13

Its dimensions are

26.2 × 15.1 cm (10 5/16 × 5 15/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Candelabrum Motif and Strapwork Escutcheon; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, black chalk, brush and violet watercolor on off-white laid paper; 26.2 × 15.1 cm (10 5/16 × 5 15/16 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-2923

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Fragile Beasts.

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