Decker, Paulus (1677-1713)
The artistic draughtsman Paulus Decker, the Elder, was the most famous exponent of the baroque and extreme rococco in Europe. He personally designed the large, detailed German baroque and rococo architectural copper engravings of the interiors of palaces and churches depicted in Furstliche Baumeister, oder Architectura Civilis…. These grand plans showing all aspects of design were engraved by several of the most talented artisans of the time including G.C. Bodenehr, J.J. & P.H. Kleinschmidt, J.U. Kraus, J.B. Probst, Jos. à Montalegre, Heinrich Jonas Ostertag, Martinus Engelbrecht, Joh. Aug. Corvinus, and Carolus Remshart. Deckers designs encouraged the imagination of those who followed him, rather than restricting them to his original ideas.
Prints from this publication are Very Rare
Fine Antique Architectural Engraving