Candelabra Grotesque with a Crouched Satyr Carrying a Fruit Basket
Anonymous, Italian, 16th century ?
After Cornelis Bos (Netherlandish, Hertogenbosch ca. 1510?–before 1566 Groningen)
Pen and black ink, brush and gray wash
Sheet: 9 11/16 x 4 1/2 in. (24.6 x 11.5 cm)
Drawings, Ornament & Architecture
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1960
Not on view
Half of a candelabra grotesque, copied after a print published by Cornelis Bos around 1540. The design is characterized by a crouching satyr carrying a fruit basket and forming the base of the candelabra. He is flanked on the right side by a second, smaller satyr.
Vendor: Walter Schatzki
Sune Schéle Cornelis Bos: A study of the Origins of the Netherland Grotesque. Uppsala, 1965, p. 226, cat. 5.