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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (designed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1800 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Valadier, Guiseppe, born 1762 - died 1839 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Preliminary pencil, pen and ink and wash, on paper watermarked Strasbourg bend and lily with beehive and letters J, H and Z

  • Museum number:

    E.1781-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LD, shelf 11

Physical description

A full-scale design for a chalice for Henry Benedict, Cardinal Duke of York, decorated with cherub masks, fluting and the Cardinal's Arms.

Place of Origin

Italy (designed)

Date

ca. 1800 (designed)

Artist/maker

Valadier, Guiseppe, born 1762 - died 1839 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Preliminary pencil, pen and ink and wash, on paper watermarked Strasbourg bend and lily with beehive and letters J, H and Z

Marks and inscriptions

Paper is watermarked Strasbourg bend and lily with beehive and letters J, H and Z

Dimensions

Height: 32.6 cm, Width: 21.2 cm

Object history note

The chalice made from this design was presented to the Vatican after the Cardinal's death in 1807.

Descriptive line

Drawing possibly by Guiseppe Valadier, design for a chalice for Henry Benedict the Cardinal Duke of York, pencil, pen and ink, and wash, Italy, ca. 1800

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

p. 123, no. 65
Valadier : Three Generations of Roman Goldsmiths. London: Artemis Group, 1991. 183pp, illus.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991

Materials

Paper; Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Chalice; Fluting; Cherub; Coat of arms

Categories

Drawings; Designs; Drinking; Tableware & cutlery; Metalwork

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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