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Drawing, Design for a Candlestick, 1520–30

This is a Drawing. It was manufactured by Michelangelo Buonarroti. It is dated 1520–30 and we acquired it in 1942. Its medium is black chalk, brush and brown wash, incised lines and compass points on cream laid paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was purchased from P. and D. Colnaghi and Co., Ltd. and catalogued by Marilyn Symmes and Rudolph Berliner. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane.

Its dimensions are

43.4 x 25.4cm (17 1/16 x 10in.) Mat: 55.9 x 40.6 cm (22 x 16 in.) Frame H x W x D: 44.8 x 60.3 x 2.5 cm (17 5/8 in. x 23 3/4 in. x 1 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: anchor in circle, six-pointed star on top, similar to Briquet 478 (Bergamo, 1502) or Briquet 511(Udine, 1535)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in black chalk, center, on molding of upper pedestal: 8; lower center on margin of Sacrifice panel: +; at lower right, in center lower plan: 5; on upper rim of lower plan: 8; on left edge of lower plan: +

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Candlestick, 1520–30. black chalk, brush and brown wash, incised lines and compass points on cream laid paper, lined. Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Innes Kane. 1942-36-4.

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