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Print - Dousieme livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Messonnier [<i>sic</i>] Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent
  • Dousieme livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Messonnier [sic] Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772
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Dousieme livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Messonnier [sic] Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (engraver)
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)
    Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched and engraved

  • Museum number:

    E.213-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Q, shelf 15

Physical description

Plate depicting a design for a candelabrum. The base and stem is decorated with flowers and scrollwork.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

ca.1745 (published)

Artist/maker

Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (engraver)
Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)
Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Etched and engraved

Marks and inscriptions

'Dousieme livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Messonnier [sic] Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent'
‘J. Meissonnier inv. Huquier Sculp. AParis chez Huquier ruë Saint Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins. C.P.R.’
‘M’
Lettered, and with publisher's series letter

'73'
'I'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 36.8 cm, Width: 22.9 cm

Object history note

From the 'Oeuvre de Juste Aurèle Meissonnier', a volume of engravings after the works of the French designer, architect and goldsmith, Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (1695-1750). These were issued in three editions between 1742 and 1750. The designs of Meissonnier had previously been published in printed sets or cahiers by Chereau the publisher, and were advertised in the Mercure in March 1734.

This plate is from a set entitled 'Dousieme livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Messonnier Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent' (series letter M), containing a series of plates depicting designs for candelabra and candlesticks.

A candelabrum in silver, executed by Claude Duvivier (1734-1735) after the design represented in this plate, is in the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting a design for a candelabrum. From a set (5) entitled 'Dousieme livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Messonnier Livre de Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent' (series letter M). Engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier, ca.1745.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.

Techniques

Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Candlestick; Candelabra

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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