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Drawing, Design for the Base of an Oil Lamp, ca. 1855

This is a Drawing. It is dated ca. 1855 and we acquired it in 1953. Its medium is brush and gouache, watercolor, graphite, and pen and brown ink on cream tracing paper, lined. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Pauline Riggs Noyes Fund.

Its dimensions are

41.4 x 27.8 cm (16 5/16 x 10 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed at lower left, Vase porcelaine monture rocaille / á Lampe Carcel; lower center: No 189; lower right: hauteur 72c

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for the Base of an Oil Lamp, ca. 1855; France; brush and gouache, watercolor, graphite, and pen and brown ink on cream tracing paper, lined; 41.4 x 27.8 cm (16 5/16 x 10 15/16 in.); Museum purchase from Pauline Riggs Noyes Fund; 1953-206-8

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Rococo: The Continuing Curve 1730-2008.

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