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Intricate Hunting Lodge design by Dietterlin. Claesen engraving c1866

Intricate Hunting Lodge design by Dietterlin. Claesen engraving c1866

by Claesen, Charles/Dietterlin

Antique print. Sporting motifs and putti artfully arranged, c1866 (later gouache colour).

Elegant and spectacular architectural design by Strasbourg architect-artist Wendel Dietterlin the Elder (1550-1599) for Le Livre de l'Architecture. Recueil de Planches donnant la division, symétrie et proportion des cinq ordres, appliques à tous les travaux d'arts qui en dépendent tels que fenêtres, cheminées, chambranles, portails, fontaines et tombeaux..  Dietterlin’s treatise comprised designs for wall and ceiling panels, cornices, doors,windows and all sorts of architectural ornaments. Published in Nuremberg circa 1598-1599 Dietterlin's ideas and design had considerable influence on architects and builders in Northern Europe through the 17th and 18th centuries.

This engraving is from a later edition of Dietterlin's Nürnberg Book of Architecture, published in Liège by Charles Claesen. Printed on thick paper with an ivory-coloured background, each engraving was superbly engraved, and published circa 1866. The superb, fine later hand-colour with gouache and watercolour undoubtedly adds to the appeal of this beautiful work.

Page size is 420 x 300mm (16.5 x 11.5 inches). 390 x 200mm (15.25 x 8 inches approximately) to coloured background edge of image.

Stock Number: apcdCC3Price: $330.00