Architectural Drawing


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Perfectly proportioned, finely detailed, and executed with ease, everything about this drawing suggests a confident and experienced draftsman intimately familiar with the architectural vocabulary and design methods of the most sophisticated urban workshops of late fifteenth-century northern France. Though there is no evidence that the drawing served as a model for any existing building, it is similar to the west facade of the parish church of Saint-Maclou in Rouen designed in the 1430s and built in the 1480s.

Architectural Drawing, Pen and brown ink over black chalk on vellum, French

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