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Drawing - Designs for two chimney pieces
  • Designs for two chimney pieces
    Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779
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Designs for two chimney pieces

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    mid-18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.756-1906

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case W, shelf 9, box B

Physical description

Designs for two chimney pieces in pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper. The design on the left is rococo in style and is formed from a cabriole-styled frame decorated with floral forms and rocaille ornamentation. Underneath the mantlepiece is a large leafy decorative form surrounding which are rocaille. The design on the right is composed from both gothic and chinoiserie styles, where the chinese lattice pattern underneath the mantlepiece is combined with the gothic-inspired support. Underneath this design the outline of the shape of the mantelpiece has been drawn.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

mid-18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm, Width: 26.6 cm

Descriptive line

Designs for two chimney pieces in pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper, attributed to Thomas Chippendale, London, mid-18th century

Materials

Pencil; Pen; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Rocaille; Lattice; Chimney-piece; Cabriole

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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