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Design for a Chandelier with Sixteen Candles

Isaak Ehe (German, Nuremberg 1586–1632 Nuremberg)
Brush and brown, ochre, and gold paint, touches of orange and blue gouache, over a preliminary sketch in grey gouache(?) on vellum prepared with white.
sheet: 11 7/8 x 10 1/16 in. (30.1 x 25.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: In pen and black ink at lower center: Schüh (foot; indicating unit of measure); and beneath: Dieser hangente Leüchter is von Meister Isaac Ehe Trompetten macher in Nürnberg / A°1632. also gefertigt worden. [This hanging light is by master Isaac Ehe, trumpet maker in Nuremburg / [In the] year 1632 it also was made.]
Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400–1700," April 3–September 3, 2012.

Thomas DaCosta Kaufmann "A Census of Drawings from the Holy Roman Empire, 1540-1680 in North American Collections." in Central European History. vol. 18, Atlanta, 1985, p. 81.

Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 86 (entry written by Freyda Spira); p. x, xii (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

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