Jun 24, 2021
Jun 24, 2021

Façade Alsacienne, Corps de Garde à Colmar

Façade Alsacienne, Corps de Garde à Colmar

c. 1870s

Adolphe Braun

(French, 1812-1877)

Mammoth untrimmed carbon print

Image: 43.8 x 37.5 cm (17 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.); Paper: 46.7 x 40.1 cm (18 3/8 x 15 13/16 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2021.63

Location

Did you know?

The loggia above the door, now enclosed, was once used for magistrates to publicly pronounce guilty verdicts.

Description

This German Renaissance structure was built in 1575 to be the town hall of Colmar but ended up becoming a guard house. Adolph Braun lived in another town in the same province, Alsace, and produced an extensive series of views of monuments and landscapes of the region. He marketed the images not just locally but throughout Europe and North America.

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