Date: Germany circa 1905
Artist: Franz Brantzky (Cognomen: Gallus)
Size : circa 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
Media : Ink on Cardboard
This beautiful Ink Painting by the famous Painter, Sculptor and Architect Franz Brantzky shows the beautiful hunting castle lodge of Kranichstein in Darmstadt, Germany. It is signed by the artist and has the location on it as well. It would look even more beautiful when framed in a simple frame.
The Kranichstein castle lodge - started in 1578, by Landgraf Georg I. of Hessen-Darmstadt - is located just East of the city of Kranichstein, is one of the few preserved baroque hunter spots in Germany. Today the facility houses a hunting museum and a hotel with restaurant (Hotel Jagdschloss Kranichstein). Landgrave Ernst Ludwig (1667-1739) and Louis VIII (1691-1768) also made use of the Kranichstein hunting lodge.
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.
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