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Drawing - Design for a girandole
  • Design for a girandole
    Chippendale, Thomas Sr, born 1718 - died 1779
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Design for a girandole

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca.1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink, yellow, brown and blue wash on paper

  • Museum number:

    D.748-1906

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A design for a girandole one half of which is coloured with blue, yellow and brown wash. The other half has been lightly sketched in pencil. The frame is curvaceous and leafy in form, at the bottom in the centre is a goat’s head from which husks hang. The frame is surmounted by a flat plinth of top of which stands a perfume burner out of which flames are protruding. Curvaceous candle holders have been incorporated into the frame however they remain uncoloured. The frame itself is yellow and the mirror-glass is blue.

Place of Origin

London (probably, made)

Date

ca.1770 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink, yellow, brown and blue wash on paper

Dimensions

Height: 29.9 cm approx., Width: 17.9 cm approx.

Descriptive line

Design for a girandole in pencil, pen and ink, yellow, brown and blue wash on paper, attributed to Thomas Chippendale, London, ca.1770

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Goat; Burner; Husks

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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