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Past Exhibition

Design for an Oil Lamp

Luigi Valadier (1726–1785)
Design for an Oil Lamp, 1770–80
Pen, brown ink, and gray wash on paper
14 1/8 x 9 7/8 in. (360 x 250 mm)
Collection Marina Kellen French
Michael Bodycomb

This drawing is closely related to two silver oil lamps displayed in the exhibition (Private collection, Rome; Collection Marina Kellen French). Valadier’s workshop likely produced numerous objects of this type, several of which are known to have survived.