ARCHITECT, Flemish
(active 1690s in Ghent)

Exterior view

1690s
Photo
Vrijdagmarkt, Ghent

In the later seventeenth century domestic architecture in the Southern Netherlands remained substantially linked to traditional forms of construction which had been in use for centuries. It is noticeable, however, that the decorative details display a more sculptural and varied character than before. For instance, in the brick architecture of late seventeenth-century Ghent, the sculptural treatment of the details sometimes reveals a special virtuosity, as in the gable of one of the houses on the Vrijdagmarkt in Ghent which is defined by the curving body of a 'hybrid' dragon.




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