Description Affluent homes had candles and oil lamps, which were too expensive for the poor. This candle holder demonstrates the desire to make home furnishings ornamental, imaginative, and indicative of status. It is cast in the shape of a young page who kneels to hold the candle for his "lord"--understood to be the person to whom this candlestick belonged.
- Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance Lehmann [secretary to Baron Alphonse de Rothschild], Paris; Henri Daguerre, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927
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