(*Does anyone know another name for this? There are scant details online and what there is suggests it's in Ferrara.)
(I presume this is from the new town hall building [Novoměstská Radnice] but I'm not sure. Anyone?)
The Fugger family were similar to the Medicis of Florence: rich and influential patrons with extensive property, so it's hard to identify the specific building containing the ceiling vault in the above lithograph.
- Burg Trausnitz homepage (more in the German section)
- Pbase photo gallery by Scott
- Wikipedia / Bavarian Palace Dept.
Louis XIII was born at Fontainebleau Palace
[click images for larger versions; mouseover for original French captions; English captions are my approximatations]
In his 2-volume work, 'Décorations Polychromes', artist Ernst Ewald assembles what amounts to a grand tour through some of the most important elements from the decorative arts output of the Renaissance, found in buildings from Europe (and North Africa).
The one hundred and forty sumptuous illustrations are chromolithographs and the array of colours and tones present suggests that this was a complex and protracted printing process. The work was published somewhere between 1889 and 1896, perhaps aimed at a declining revivalist market (see: neo-Renaissance), or simply as an up-to-date record using the most realistic means of reproduction then available.
- The great majority of the illustration plates from 'Décorations Polychromes' are available from the NYPL Digital Gallery.
- Ernst Ewald at Wikipedia (in German) [translation]
Same ballpark, different tangent: the rich 'Imago Urbis: Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour of Rome' site from the University of Oregon is well worth a timesink:
"Giuseppe Vasi’s Grand Tour presents an innovative geo-database (geographic database) and website that references the work of two 18th century masters of Roman topography: Giambattissta Nolli (1701-1756), who published the first accurate map of Rome (La Pianta Grande di Roma, 1748); and his contemporary and Giuseppe Vasi (1710-1782), whose comprehensive documentation of the city and its monuments, especially in Delle Magnficenze di Roma antica a moderna, published from 1747-1761, establishes him as one of Rome’s great topographers."