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Drawing, Design for Two Candlesticks

This is a Drawing. It was made for Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai. It is dated early 19th century and we acquired it in 1931. Its medium is brush and watercolor, pen and black ink, on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Although created away from the stylistic center of Paris, this design from Belgium is very close to the large candelabra seen nearby, featuring both patinated and gilt bronze classical female figures. The Lefebvre Manufactory of gilt and engraved bronze was highly regarded throughout Europe.

This object was donated by Sarah Cooper Hewitt and Eleanor Garnier Hewitt. It is credited Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.

Its dimensions are

55.2 × 41 cm (21 3/4 × 16 1/8 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: VAN DER LEY (Churchill 193)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Two Candlesticks; Made for Lefebvre Manufactory, Tournai ; brush and watercolor, pen and black ink, on cream laid paper; 55.2 × 41 cm (21 3/4 × 16 1/8 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 55.9 cm (28 × 22 in.); Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt; 1931-71-1

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