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  • Place of origin:

    Rome (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1535 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Salamanca, Antonio, born 1478 - died 1562 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    14891

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EO, shelf 129

This engraving shows part of a famous candelabrum in the church of Saint Agnese, in Rome. The print has been cut at the bottom (possibly in order to fit it into a frame). The design is inspired by foliage. Ornament prints such as this were used by artisans as instructions in the decoration and creation of other objects.

Physical description

Print of a Roman candelabrum, engraving, showing part of a famous candelabrum in the church of Saint Agnese in Rome. The print has been trimmed.

Place of Origin

Rome (published)

Date

ca. 1535 (published)

Artist/maker

Salamanca, Antonio, born 1478 - died 1562 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 23.3 cm Cut to, Width: 16.3 cm Cut to

Descriptive line

Portion of an antique Roman candelabrum with acantus leaf decoration, engraving, published in Rome by Antonio Salamanca, reissue, c. 1535.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Miller, E., 16th-century Italian ornament prints in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1999, p. 255 (cat. 70b).

Production Note

Reissue of an earlier print by Agostino Veneziano from the early 1530s.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Roman; Candelabras

Categories

Ornament prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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