Three designs for architectural details
Daniel Lindtmayer (1552-c.1606)
Pen and ink (black), watercolour (grey) on paper
Width: 21.3 cm; Height: 32.3 cm;
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
A native of the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, Daniel Lindtmayer was a prolific designer of stained glass. After having attempted to kill a local goldsmith he was declared insane in 1595 and left his hometown. This fantastical drawing depicting three staggered arches decorated with terms – half figures, half pillars – and scrollwork resembles heraldic glass painting. It was, however, probably neither preparatory for such ornaments nor for actual architectural motifs but instead for
interior wall decoration, possibly the murals of the Schwyz city hall.
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