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Drawing, Design for a Candelabrum

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Luigi Righetti. It is dated 1800–1815 and we acquired it in 1901. Its medium is pen and black ink, brush and gray, brown wash, yellow watercolor, black chalk on white laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Various Donors. It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors.

Its dimensions are

54.3 x 28.3 cm (21 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Watermark: Vander Ley and Strasburg bend and lily.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower margin: indication of scale in Palmi Romani.

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Candelabrum; Designed by Luigi Righetti (Italian, 1780 - 1819); Italy; pen and black ink, brush and gray, brown wash, yellow watercolor, black chalk on white laid paper; 54.3 x 28.3 cm (21 3/8 x 11 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors; 1901-39-972

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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