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Dietterlin design for architectural detail of walls. Claesen lithograph c1864.

Dietterlin design for architectural detail of walls. Claesen lithograph c1864.

by Claesen, Charles/Dietterlin

Intricately designed decoration and relief for a wall, with superb later hand-colour with gouache and watercolour.

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 his ideas and design had considerable influence on architects and builders in Northern Europe through the 17th and 18th centuries.

In Liège,Charles Claesen published a wonderful later edition of Dietterlin’s Nürnberg Book of Architecture. Printed on thick paper with an ivory-coloured background, each engraving was superbly engraved, and published circa 1862-88. The superb, fine later hand-colour with gouache and watercolour undoubtedly adds to the appeal of this beautiful work.

Page size is 42 x 30cm (16.5 x 11.5 inches). 39 x 20mm (15.25 x 8 inches approximately) to coloured background edge of image.

Stock Number: apcdCC.28Price: $165.00

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