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Griffin wall light

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Thomas Hope, a celebrated collector and interior designer, designed this wall light for his own London house on Duchess Street. Interior views of the house were published in 1807 and strongly influenced English taste during first few decades of the nineteenth century. Architects and designers...

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Provenance

Gerald Wellesley (b. 1885- d. 1972), 7th Duke of Wellington; by descent within the family; sold by the descendants of Wellesley to H. Blairman and Sons, London. Acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Horace Wood Brock in memory of Norna "Miki" Sarofim

English, about 1802

Dimensions

Overall: 40.6 x 53.3 x 38.1 cm (16 x 21 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

2010.1045

Medium or Technique

Beech and limewood, painted to simulate bronze

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Decorative arts