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Putti & Rococo Door surrounds, superbly hand-coloured engraving.

Putti & Rococo Door surrounds, superbly hand-coloured engraving.

by Claesen, Charles/Dietterlin

Spectacular Overmantle, Rococo architectural design by Wendel Dietterlin.

Decorative engraving  c1862-1866 by Charles Claesen for a later edition of Dietterlin's Nurmberg Book of Architecture, 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..., the engravings of Strasbourg architect-artist Wendel Dietterlin the Elder (1550-1599). Dietterlin  illustrated wall and ceiling panels, cornices, doors, windows and all sorts of architectural ornaments. Published in Nuremberg circa 1598-99 his ideas and design had considerable influence on architects and builders in Northern Europe through the 17th and 18th centuries.

In Liège, between 1862 and 1866, Charles Claesen published a magnificent later edition of Dietterlin’s Nürnberg Book of Architecture. Printed on thick paper with an ivory-coloured background, this beautiful engraving has later superb gouache hand-colour.

Page size: 42 x 30 cm(16.5 x 11.75 inches).

Stock Number: apcd.ChCPrice: $275.00

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