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Design for a silver candelabrum
  • Design for a silver candelabrum
    Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834
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Design for a silver candelabrum

  • Place of origin:

    England

  • Date:

    1815

  • Artist/Maker:

    Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834 (Maker, Designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and brown wash on wove paper, watermarked: J. Whatman 181(4?) cut

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.882

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 37

Physical description

A drawing of a candelabrum by Thomas Stothard (1755- 1834), circa 1815.
On the corners of the base are three fauns playing pipes. Around the acanthus stem are three dancing female figures. The stem is in the form of an acanthus terminating in a finial of flowers.
Profile, full size 581 x 330 mm.

Place of Origin

England

Date

1815

Artist/maker

Stothard, Thomas RA, born 1755 - died 1834 (Maker, Designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and brown wash on wove paper, watermarked: J. Whatman 181(4?) cut

Dimensions

Height: 598 mm, Width: 415 mm

Object history note

For sketch designs by Stothard for this candelabrum see 9241:8-9.
For later versions by E. H. Baily see 109 and E.111-1964. For a discussion of this candelabrum and the derivation of its elements from prints of Jean le Pautre (1618-1682) see S. Lambert ed, Pattern and Design; Designs for the Decorative Arts 1480-1980, 1983, pages 7883.
Bequeathed by the Rev Alexander Dyce 1869.

Descriptive line

A design for a silver candelabrum by Thomas Stothard (1755- 1834), circa 1815.

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

S. M. Bennet, Thomas Stothard : the Mechanisms of Art Patronage in England circa 1800, 1988.
A. Bray, Life of Thomas Stothard, R.A., 1851
A. C. Coxhead, Thomas Stothard, R.A.; An Illustrated Monograph, 1906.

Materials

Material; Pen; Sepia

Techniques

Technique; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Subject; Dancing; Candelabrum; Musical instruments; Lilies; Satyrs

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Silver; Silver Designs; English

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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