'Atlas' candelabrum

A candelabrum with the figure of Atlas supporting a globe.

Details

Medium:
Bronze & gilt bronze
Dimensions:
75 x 50 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,750 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
2005
Vendor:
Giles Ellwood

The baluster and branches emerge from the globe. It is an unusual design which recalls similar candelabra supplied to Carlton House in 1810 and 1814 and it is indicative of the type of lighting acquired for country houses at the time.

Provenance

Palace in Italy until early 20th century (not verified).

Venue details

Temple Newsam House Temple Newsam Estate, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS15 0AE 0113 336 7461 www.leeds.gov.uk/templenewsamhouse

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry is £5)

3 Nov 2015 – 12 Feb 2016
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13 Feb – 30 Oct
Tue – Sun
10.30 am – 5pm (last admission 4.15pm)

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