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Design for an Altar, Plate 2 from an Untitled Series of Designs for Altars

Ornament print with a design for a double altar in frontal elevation. The design appears to show two variants, with a single altar table on the left side and a double structure on the right. The left side is shaped more naturalistically and shows two candelabras, while the right side is more architectonic in its structure.This print is bound in an album containing 27 series with a total of 122 ornament prints from the fund of the prominent Augsburg publisher Martin Engelbrecht.

Credit: Purchase, Daniel Ergmann Gift, 2014

Printed c. 1750-56
21.5 x 35.0cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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