GERMAN SCHOOL, 17TH CENTURY
Design for the remodeling of a church lamp with unidentified arms
Pen and grey ink and wash over black chalk;
bears inscription in grey ink: Das ober Theil wurde / durchprochen und das / under Theill blieb gantz / und sie müsste vier Keten/ haben and allzeit zwischen / zwein Ketten einwegen 51 / und das wäre nit die / Grösse, sonder mach 200 Lot / dieProbortzion
410 by 295 mm (drawing)
500 by 350 mm (mount)
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Laid down and window mounted. There are a number of creases due to where the sheet was once folded. There are some scattered brown stains and surface dirt. Overall the pen and ink and chalk remains strong and vibrant.
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Christian Hammer (L.1238);
Charles-Édouard Mewès (L.4173),
with Wynne R. Jeudwine, 1969;
Lodewijk Houthakker (L.3893)
P. Fuhring, Design into Art: Drawings for Architecture and Ornament The Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, 2 Vols, London 1989, vol I, p. 393, no. 618, reproduced