Maximilian Joseph Limpach (Czech, active Rome ca. 1700–1730)
1714 or 1750
Etching and engraving
Plate: 10 11/16 × 6 7/8 in. (27.1 × 17.4 cm)
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1930
Not on view
Design for a standing clock, characterized by two birds resting on one leg, on the left and right side of the base. The base consists of four S-shaped scrolls supporting a crowned coat of arms. Above it a mirror is placed. The round clock plate is held in place by two C-volutes and is decorated with leaf-shaped ornaments.
Inscription: From left to right and top to bottom: '35' [in graphite]; 'Joan: Giardini inv: et delin:'; 'Maxi.s Limpach Scul: Romae.'
Reifsnyder; Vendor: American Art Galleries, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Living in Style: Five Centuries of Interior Design from the Collection of Drawings and Prints," June 17, 2013–September 9, 2013.
Artist: Giovanni Giardini (Italian, Forlì 1646–1722 Rome)Date: 1646–1722Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, yellow and blue watercolor over black chalk. Framing lines in pen and brown ink. On two glued sheetsAccession: 1971.513.18On view in:Not on view