Object Image

Design for an Altar, Plate 3 from an Untitled Series of Designs for Altars

Ornament print with a design for an altar in frontal elevation. The design shows two variants for the base below the altar table. The top is slightly asymmetrical, but does not apear to show variants. It is flanked by large candelabras on either side and is crowned by a cherub surrounded by rays of sunlight. 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
Etching
21.5 x 35.0cm
2014.97.91
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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