Plate 96

The Ionic Order, c. 1593


Gift of the Estate of Kemper Kirkpatrickexpand_more  P.92.8.42

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Wendel Dietterlin worked as an architekturmaler, decorating the ceilings, walls, and façades of people's homes. In his heart, however, he was an architect. Proof is his remarkable book Architectura. Its absurdist and at times nightmarish inventions make it a wonder even today. Presented in the form of a pattern book, Dietterlin's opus contains 203 plates organized around the five classical orders of architecture. These two prints are elaborations on the Corinthian (left) and Ionic (right).

The Ionic Order
Artist Life
c. 1550-1599
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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Plate 96