Die Propyläen am Königsplatz, München

Die Propyläen am Königsplatz, München

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Die Propyläen am Königsplatz, München

1862
Architect: Leo von Klenze

 

Watercolour, ink and pencil on Moulin du Roy Watercolour Paper 100% Cotton, 300gsm

673mm × 1,016mm (26.5” x 40”) “Double Elephant”

 

The monumental design was conceived as a city gate for Munich in 1816. However by the time the project commenced in 1848 city gates were no longer needed and the project was almost abandoned.

 

Designed in a severe Doric style it draws on the Athenian Propylaea guarding the Acropolis, the Dipylon tower, and also the massive temple architecture of Ancient Egypt.

 

The reliefs and sculptures are by Ludwig Schwanthaler commemorating the Greek War of Independence.

It was finally completed in 1862.

Limited Edition of 125 Signed Prints

Size : 48.5cm x 73.5cm (19" x 29")

Edition : 125 prints, individually signed and numbered

Print : Archival Giclée print by Fine Art Trade Guild Accredited Printer

Paper : Somerset Enhanced Velvet 255 gsm

Certificate : Certificate of Authenticity