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Architecture, Spanish Renaissance ,  The Consistorial  or Town Hall, The Facade, Plate 51, Palma, Majorca

Architecture, Spanish Renaissance , The Consistorial or Town Hall, The Facade, Plate 51, Palma, Majorca

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Renaissance Architecture and Adornment in Spain 

The Consistorial or Town Hall, The Facade, Plate 51, Palma, Majorca

Between the years 1492 and 1558

 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

Technique: Original lithography  

Price: $200

Provenance:

This handsome building, dating from the end of the sixteenth century, and built of a warm-coloured stone is chiefly remarkable for its projecting wooden cornice, divided into compartments, and supported at intervals by long horizontal caryatides, carved to represent grotesque figures of men and women. The arms of the State of Palma appear over the doorways, between which is situated a large opening, or window, at present boarded up, which was used at one time for the sale of lottery tickets. On the first floor are the reception saloons with a heavy wooden ceiling rather coarsely carved. It is a matter for satisfaction that the authorities have decided to preserve the fine old roof which a year or so ago showed signs of falling down, and the question of its removal was talked of; but it is to be hoped that the dark brown tones the soffit has assumed through exposure for centuries will not be scraped and renewed with gilt and colour according to modern ideas of the original decoration.

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