There is one other image of this object. This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions), and as such we offer a high-resolution image of it. See our image rights statement.

 

See more objects with the color lightgrey darkslategrey darkslategrey darkolivegreen rosybrown or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline

1938

  • We acquired this object.

1991

2004

2015

2020

  • You found it!

Drawing, Design for a Chandelier, late 18th century

This is a Drawing. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, green wash on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

61.5 × 41 cm (24 3/16 × 16 1/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, top center: Disegno per Lampadaro Nobille guarnito con Sei / Gruppi da Numo 5, Lumi, e No 4 Lampadari

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Chandelier, late 18th century; Previously owned by Giovanni Piancastelli (Italian, 1845–1926); Italy; pen and brown ink, brush and watercolor, green wash on paper; 61.5 × 41 cm (24 3/16 × 16 1/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-563

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

This image is in the public domain (free of copyright restrictions). You can copy, modify, and distribute this work without contacting the Smithsonian. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18546565/ |title=Drawing, Design for a Chandelier, late 18th century |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=31 May 2020 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>