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Print - Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent
  • Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent
    Desplaces, Louis, born 1682 - died 1739
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Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Desplaces, Louis, born 1682 - died 1739 (engraver)
    Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Museum number:

    E.165-1967

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Engraving of a design for a candlestick. Two putti form part of the candlestick which has scrolled decoration.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

ca.1745 (published)

Artist/maker

Desplaces, Louis, born 1682 - died 1739 (engraver)
Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)
Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Meissonnier Architect in. Desplaces Sculpsit. Avec Privilege du Roy'
'A Paris chés Huquier rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins'
Lettered

'12'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 27 cm, Width: 21.6 cm

Object history note

From '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.

Descriptive line

Design for a candlestick from a set entitled 'Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent'. Engraved by Louis Desplaces and published by 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.
Donnell, Edina. Juste Aurele and the Rococo Style. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. Dec, 1941, vo. 36, no. 12. pp. 254-260

Techniques

Engraving (printing process)

Subjects depicted

Candlestick

Categories

Designs; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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