Drawing, "Design for Two Andirons and a Sconce of Gilt Bronze for the Pavilion de Bagatelle, Paris", 1777–90 Pen and ink, brush and watercolor on paper, lined, framed with brown paper stripe and pen and black ink lines. Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council. 1921-6-61.
What is this?
Designs for metal pieces. Upper center, a sconce with a young boy with fire on his head standing among six branches, three on each side, with candles at the tips. Lower left, an andiron with adorsed sphinxes crouching on either side of an urn. Lower right, an andiron with adorsed griffins crouching on either side of a flame-topped altar.
This object has been included in the following exhibitions:
- Piranesi as Designer, Friday, September 14, 2007 - Monday, May 12, 2008