Design for a Centerpiece

Johannes Lutma1630-1660

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Four intertwined tails of dolphins support four shells. Putti holding reeds sit upon the dolphin’s heads. Another child bearing a trident stands upon the shells, above.

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  • Title: Design for a Centerpiece
  • Creator: Jan Lutma
  • Date Created: 1630-1660
  • Provenance: Ogden Codman
  • Paper Support: Tan laid paper
  • Markings: Watermark: foolscap upper 1/2 of sheet; below: a cross upon three circles (see card for more details)Recto: Stamp in black ink: Museum for the Arts of Decoration the Cooper Union Museum [Lugt 457c]
  • Inscribed: Recto: across bottom of sheet in graphite: Cornelius de Cock 10 Drawings Presented by Ogden Codman Esq. 1916 (7)verso in brown ink: "Twapon hobb inde gouar/ vylbusse/ gelegt dot hyr / toobehoort." (See card for more details.)
  • Dimensions: 35.8 x 28.5 cm (14 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Ogden Codman
  • Medium: Black and white chalk on tan laid paper