Architecture, Prentice Andrew N, Poblet, Plateresque Period, Details of Lower Part of High Alter, Plate 49, 1888

Architecture, Prentice Andrew N, Poblet, Plateresque Period, Details of Lower Part of High Alter, Plate 49, 1888

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Renaissance Architecture and Adornment in Spain 1888

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: $260

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. 

Biography Prentice, Andrew N

Title: Renaissance Architecture and Ornament in Spain: A Series of Examples Selected from the Purest Works Exhibited between the Years 1500-1560


Author: Andrew N Prentice -

Andrew Noble Prentice was born in Greenock and attended the University of Glasgow before being articled to William Leiper from November 1883 to 1888, remaining as assistant for a few months after completing his apprenticeship.

In the latter year, he won the Soane Medallion, which together with family money enabled him to undertake extensive travels in the following two years. He set off in February 1889, his first port of call being Malta, after which he toured Italy, Sicily, and France. He returned in August 1889 and it appears that he may have made an inquiry about entering the RA Schools at that time: he was certainly in contact with R PhenŽ Spiers, who advised him to undertake a further study tour, this time of Spain, which lasted from November of that year until June 1890. His studies there were published in 1893 as the folio 'Renaissance Architecture and Ornament in Spain', dedicated to the Queen Regent, Dona Maria Christina. (Courtesy of scottisharchitects.org.uk)