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Object: Wallfahrts Kirche in Thyrol (The Sanctuary Church in Tyrol)
Series: Sammlung denkwürdiger Gebäude des Mittelalters in Deutschland (Collection of Notable Buildings of the Medieval Period in Germany)
The Sanctuary Church in Tyrol: a Gothic church set in a wooded landscape, a river in the foreground; the church with pitched roof and central ornate spire, the left-hand end with an additional small external chapel in polygonal form, with Gothic windows on the upper level; pilgrims kneeling at the entrance to the external chapel; with three concentric framing lines. 1818
Lithograph with yellow tint stone
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Height: 391 millimetres
Width: 450 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The church is not identified by name in the print, beyond its function as a sanctuary church in Tirol, and the striking features of ornate spire and Gothic chapel do not seem to match any of the major pilgrim churches in the region. It is likely that the building shown in Quaglio's print has undergone restoration since the 19th century and no longer has these distinctive features.
This print dates from a key period in Quaglio's career. Although in 1818 he was still pursuing his original profession as a scene-painter, he resigned this position the following year and, from 1819, devoted himself to architecture and painting. He was especially associated with the Neo-Gothic movement, which may explain his decision to create this series of views of notable medieval buildings across Germany.
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