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Original designs for modern goldsmith's work, chiefly in the style of the Renaissance

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Aix (made)

  • Date:

    1909 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vasters, Reinhold of Aachen (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by L. M. Lowenstein, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.2581-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2D, shelf DR78, box SS62

Physical description

Pencil pen and ink designs for modern goldsmith's work in chiefly the Renaissance style: cups, crucifixes, ecclesiastical ornaments, flagons, dishes etc. Also drawings based on goldsmiths' work of the Renaissance, particularly jewelled pendants, gold and enamelled mountings and ormanent.

Place of Origin

Aix (made)

Date

1909 (made)

Artist/maker

Vasters, Reinhold of Aachen (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour

Object history note

Presented by L M Lowenstein Esq.
5 August 1919
R Vasters
Pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour
E.2570 to 3649-1919. Collection of original designs for modern goldsmiths’ work, chiefly in the style of the Renaissance: cups, crucifixes, ecclesiastical ornaments, flagons, dishes, etc.; with drawings based on goldsmiths’ work of the Renaissance, particularly jewelled pendants, gold and enamelled mountings and ornaments. 1079 drawings and 1 print from the working library of R Vasters, Goldsmith, Aix-la-Chapelle (2nd half of the 19th century)
Only a small number of the drawings are signed: someby R Vasters; E.2570 by J Schmidt, E.2580 and E.2584 by H Schneider. Various sizes.

Collection of modern Swiss drawings of Goldsmiths’ work, jewellery, enamels etc. 1068 on 172 mounts (I am sugaring); with 3 attached and 9 loose drawings; & 2 process prints of elevations of St Peter’s church, Aix-la-Chapelle. Given by L M Lowenstein.

Descriptive line

Drawings by R. Vasters: Original designs for modern Goldsmiths' work, chiefly in the style of the Renaissance. 1 of 1079 drawings and 1 print.

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

Yvonne Hackenbroch, 'Reinhold Vasters, Goldsmith', Metropolitan Museum of Art Journal, vol 19/20, 1986 (New York)
Miriam Krautwurst, ‘Reinhold Vasters – ein niederrheinischer Goldschmied des 19. Jahrhunderts in der Tradition alter Meister. Sein Zeichnungskonvolut im Victoria & Albert Museum, London’ (Dissertation, University of Trier, 2003)
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Materials

Paper; Pen; Ink; Water-colour

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Flagon; Dishes; Goldsmith; Crucifix; Mounting; Cup; Ornament; Pendant

Categories

Metalwork; Drawings; Prints; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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