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Architecture, Spanish Renaissance,  Poblet, Plateresque Period, Zaragosa, Details of Lower Part of the High Alter,  Plate 49,

Architecture, Spanish Renaissance, Poblet, Plateresque Period, Zaragosa, Details of Lower Part of the High Alter, Plate 49,

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Renaissance Architecture and Adornment in Spain 1888

Poblet, Plateresque Period, Plate 49, Details of Lower Part of High Altar, The Casa de la Infanta, Zaragoza  

Between the years 1500 and 1560

 Date: 1888

Artist: Prentice Andrew,  Architect, measured and drawn by

Publisher: Batsford, BT 

Paper Size: 345 x 470mm

Print Size: 260 x 380mm

Condition: very good. Normal paper aging qualities, slight foxing to RHS

Technique: original lithography  

Price: $190

Description: Plate 49 shows a few details of the mutilated state. These drawings have been constructed in order to show the purity of the mouldings. 

 Provenance:

A series of examples selected from the purest works executed between the years 1500 and 1560. Measured and drawn together with descriptive text by Andrew Prentice who was an architect and associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a Soane Medalist 

Most respectfully dedicated to Her Majesty, Dona Maria Cristina, Queen Regent of Spain by the author

This magnificent piece of Renaissance Carving, the work of an Italian master or great Spanish sculptor probably Berruguette, who studied under Michaelangelo

The wanton destruction of the fine old monastery of Pobletis to be deplored as it was done as recently as 1835 by a peasant mob shortly after the decree of the Spanish Minister, Mendizabelal ordering the suppression of all monastic buildings in Spain. 

Plate 49 shows a few details of the mutilated state. These drawings have been constructed to in order to show the purity of the mouldings. 

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