Scrolled Gables of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in the Low Countries

Jona Schellekens*

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Abstract

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.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)430-435
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Society of Architectural Historians
Volume51
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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