Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

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

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.159-1967

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Engraving of a design for a candlestick.

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

'Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent'
'Invanté par J. Maissonnier [sic] Architecte en 1728.'
Lettered

'10'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 26.7 cm, Width: 21.3 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 between1742 and 1750. The designs of Meissonnier had previously been published in printed sets or cahiers by Chereau the publisher; these 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

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.