Henry-Russell Hitchcock suggested that scrolled gables were a new element in the Low Countries introduced by Renaissance architects in the 1520s. It seems more likely, however, that the scrolled gable derived from Late Gothic Netherlandish prototypes, because of a later date for a facade that Hitchcock considered to be the oldest extant scrolled gable in the Low Countries; and because scrolled gables of a provincial character, which were not mentioned in Hitchcock’s study, show more resemblance to Late Gothic prototypes.
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|Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
|Published - 1992