Candelabrum by Stuart Devlin

This candelabrum is an excellent example of Devlin’s mature work, exploiting his trademark use of contrasting textures and colours, particularly in the elaborate tooled and heavily gilt openwork of the candle cages.

Details

Medium:
Silver
Acquired in:
2007
Presented by:
Joan Hurst through The Art Fund

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery has been building a significant collection of modern and contemporary silver and metalwork since 1997.However, while there is great strength in the pieces from the 1990s onwards, the 1970s and 1980s are less well represented. This gift greatly increases the museum’s representation of post-war silver. The Devlin candelabrum can be shown alongside works in the city’s Civic Plate collection by his near-contemporaries at the Royal College, Eric Clements, Robert Welch and Gerald Benney. Extract of an article in the 2007 Art Fund Review written by Martin Ellis.

Provenance

Collection of Miss Joan Hurst.

Venue details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Chamberlain Square, BIRMINGHAM West Midlands B3 3DH 0121 303 1966 www.bmag.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass

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