Wendel Dietterlin (1550-1599) - Fireplace with skull and heads - Prov. Royal collection Munich

Description
Wendel Dietterlin (1550-1599) - Fireplace with skull and heads - Prov. Royal collection Munich
Etching - Not signed - 1598

Published in 'Architectura. Von den fünf Säulen...', Nuremberg: Caymox, 1598. It comes from the group of modello's of the Ionic style.

Etching in early impressions on laid paper with a most interesting watermark (post-horn, Gothic P)

Reference:
Thieme/Becker IX, 269. Hollstein VI, 214, 17.

This print has an important provenance, it comes from the Royal collection of prints at Munich. (Staatliche graphische Sammlung)
It has the collection stamp on the backside (Lugt.1614)
The second stamp 'Abgeschieden' means it was sold, probably because of the presence of a double in the collection.

Wendel Dietterlin (1550-1599) German architect, painter and engraver from Strassbourg. In 1590 he decorated the Stuttgard 'lusthouse'. He published a number of fabulous etchings in his major work "architectura". His fantastic designs show renaissance ornamentals and buildings, some of them still gothic from inspiration.

Lot details
Artist
Wendel Dietterlin (1550-1599)
Title of artwork
Fireplace with skull and heads - Prov. Royal collection Munich
Year
1598
Technique
Etching
Signature
Not signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
No
Image size
245×184 mm
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