Architectural Design for a Façade

Ferenc (Franz) Speth Hungarian or Austrian
Former Attribution Felix Speth German

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Detailed rendering of the elevation of a house. Symmetric façade with four above-ground stories and five vertical bays. A double door is placed in the central bay, flanked by round pillars supporting a tympanum which has been interrupted in the middle. Within the interruption an escutcheon carrying the inscription ‘A / MDCC / XXXIX’ is visible. The façade is further decorated with rocaille ornaments, vases, two figurative scenes relating to painting (Zeuxis and Parrhasius on the right), telamons and masks.

Architectural Design for a Façade, Ferenc (Franz) Speth (Hungarian or Austrian, active 1739–died 1769), Watercolor and pen and black ink

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