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Drawing, Candelabra, ca. 1755

This is a Drawing. It was created by Robert Adam. It is dated ca. 1755 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Sarah and Eleanor pursued purchases from important European collections, including those owned by Giovanni Piancastelli and Jean Léon Decloux, to expand the museum’s holdings of works on paper. These rich collections represented not only the work of influential artists, but also depictions of decorative arts and architecture valuable to the study of design.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

25.8 x 17.5 cm (10 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Below: Robeto Adam, Scozese architetto.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Candelabra, ca. 1755; Robert Adam (British, 1728–1792); England; graphite on paper; 25.8 x 17.5 cm (10 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-725

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Sarah & Eleanor Hewitt: Designing a Modern Museum.

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