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Dietterlin classical frieze. Claesen lithograph c1866

Dietterlin classical frieze. Claesen lithograph c1866

by Claesen, Charles/Dietterlin

Gorgeous antique print of Putti fighting beasts among twirling vines and beautiful leaves.

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 ettombeaux..  Dietterlin’s treatise comprised designs for 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, Charles Claesen published a wonderful later edition of Dietterlin’s Nürnberg Bookof Architecture. Printed on thick paper with an ivory-coloured background, each engraving was superbly engraved, and published circa 1862-1870. The superb, fine later hand-colour with gouache and watercolour undoubtedly adds to the appeal of this beautiful work.

Pages size is 29cm x 42cm (11.5 x 16.5 inches). 22cm x 32cm (8.75 x 11.5 inches) to background edge of image.

Stock Number: apcd.CC24Price: $200.00