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Design for a Chandelier

Artist:
Anonymous, German, 18th century
Former Attribution:
Formerly attributed to Anonymous, German, 19th century
Date:
18th century
Medium:
Gouache on black prepared paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 15 5/8 x 12 7/16 in. (39.7 x 31.6 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Accession Number:
60.576.17
Not on view
Inscription: On the mat at the left: "written on previous mat: Abriss der in Regensburg befindlichen Christallinen Gonleuchters so 6 Arme hat und fur so thaler gelassen werden will." At right: "Dr. Berliner says early XIX century ? ca. 1800; never say [saw?] anything like it."

On the verso in pen and brown ink (in German) is what is transcribed above onto the mat, (although I think there are several mistakes).
Along bottom edge (truncated): 117.
Vendor: James J. Kane, New York
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