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Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent

Print
ca.1745 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Engraving
Brief Description
Design for a candlestick from a set entitled 'Chandeliers de Sculpture en Argent'. Engraved by Louis Desplaces and published by Huquier, ca.1745.
Physical Description
Engraving of a design for a candlestick. Two putti form part of the candlestick which has scrolled decoration.
Dimensions
  • Height: 27cm
  • Width: 21.6cm
Dimensions taken from Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967. London: HMSO, 1968.
Style
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)
Object history
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.
Subject depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
E.165-1967

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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