Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Sconce Representing Winter, from 'Wand-Leuchter die 4 Jahrseiten vorstellend'

Series/Portfolio:
Wand-Leuchter die 4 Jahrseiten vorstellend
Publisher:
Martin Engelbrecht (German, Augsburg 1684–1756 Augsburg)
Date:
ca. 1730–56
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 11 9/16 × 7 1/2 in. (29.4 × 19 cm)
Classifications:
Prints, Ornament & Architecture
Credit Line:
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.619.3(4)
Not on view
Design for a sconce in the shape of a large rocaille cartouche with three candelabra with candles springing from the bottom of the cartouche. On top of the cartouche the figure in carnival's costume has been added. Below are several other attributes related to Carnival.
Wall-Sconces Representing the Four Seasons

Inscription: From left to right, and top to bottom: '510'; 'C. Priv. S.Caes. Maj'; 'Mart. Engelbrecht excud A.V.'
Vendor: L'Art Ancien, Zurich, Switzerland
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.

S.K.B. 982; Schott 1603-06;
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