Date: Europe circa 1915
Artist: Franz Brantzky (Cognomen: Gallus)
Size : circa 14 1/2 by 11 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 Münsterplatz in Kaiserswert - now a part of Düsseldorf, Germany. It has a beautiful depths. 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.
Kaiserswerth is one of the oldest parts of the City of Düsseldorf. It is in the north of the city and next to the river Rhine. It houses the Deaconess's Institute of Kaiserswerth where Florence Nightingale worked. The Kaiserpfalz which is a general term for a temporary seat of the Holy Roman Emperor was built at an unknown date but before the year 1016. In 1062, the archbishop of Cologne, Anno II, kidnapped the underage German King Heinrich IV from here and in this way obtained the unofficial regency of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time the island's name changed from Werth to Kaiserswerth. In 1174, Friederick I Barbarossa moved the Rhine customs collection to Kaiserswerth.
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: Very good condition with nice color and light tanning giving it a vintage look. Please see pictures.
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