4026. Wendel (Wendel I) GRAPP
(photo) was born in 1550 in Pfullendorf - Bade. He died in 1599 in Strasbourg.
Artiste peintre, dessinateur, graveur à Strasbourg. Hérite de ses
parents à Pfullendorf en 1580. Bourgeois de Strasbourg par sa femme le 20.2.1571
(AMstr, bourgeoisie II, 348). Tribu de l'Echasse.
In 1575 he painted frescoes on the facade of the Brüderhof (destr. 1769). he was at Hagenau in 1583 and at Oberkirch in 1589. Also in 1589, he worked on the decoration of the Neu Bau (Chambre de Commerce) in Strasbourg. Dietterlin's only authenticated easel painting is the signed and dated "Raising of Lazarus" (?1582 or ?1587, Karlsruhe, Staatliche Kunsthalle) which has the characteristics of northern Mannerism. After 1590 he painted the ceiling of the upper room of the Lusthaus in Stuttgart (dest.).
Of the several 17th-century volumes in the Bernd collection, Wendel Dietterlin's Architectura, published in Nuremberg in 1598 is one of the most striking. With approximately 200 plates of Dietterlin's designs in the strapwork grotesque style for windows, chimneypieces, doors, fountains and monuments, this volume served as a source of inspiration not only for designers in the 17th century, but the 19th as well.
He died in 1599 in deep weakness. He was married to Catharin SPREUER on 12 Nov 1570 in Strasbourg.
SPREUER. Children were:
i. Hilarius DIETTERLIN was born in 1570. He died in 1622.
2013 ii. Maria DIETERLING.
iii. Wendel II (Wendling) DIETTERLIN was born in 1586. He died after 1627.
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