Date: Europe circa 1915
Artist: Franz Brantzky (Cognomen: Gallus)
Size : circa 12 by 9 1/2 inches (incl. Backing board)
Media : Charcoal on Paper attached to Cardboard
This beautiful Charcoal Painting by the famous Painter, Sculptor and Architect Franz Brantzky shows the Castle Setterich near Jülich, Germany. The drawing shows the only remaining part of the castle, the gatehouse. It was built in circa 1640 and all the other buildings were destroyed in 1820. By now the castle "Burg Setterich" houses a Nursing home. The drawing is signed by the artist and has the location written on it. It would look even more beautiful when framed in a simple frame.
More about the artist:
Franz Brantzky is best known for his sketches and drawings during his travels and even published a book about them (Reiseskizzen). He was born on January 19th 1871 in Cologne (Germany). He won several golden medals at the international art exhibits in Munich and Düsseldorf. He was also a famous architect. He designed the Eastasia Museum in Cologne, the Romefountian in Cologne, serveral Churches, the Möhne Dam and many more buildings.
Condition: Good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures.
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