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Cathedrale 1

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1907 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brandel, Konstanty, born 1880 - died 1970 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Drypoint and etching printed in brown ink

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist’s uncle, Witold Leitgeber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 223

Although he spent most of his adult life living in Paris, the painter and graphic artist Konstanty Brandel often visited his native Poland and continued to consider himself a Polish artist. His work may be described as Symbolist and has much in common with that of figures such as Odilon Redon and Gustave Doré, although Hieronymus Bosch, Giovanni Battista Piranesi and Francisco de Goya have also been cited as possible influences.

Brandel’s imagery often includes architecture, particularly Gothic cathedrals fantastically interpreted, with exaggerated and highly improbable structures, scale and perspective. This image appears to be taken from a viewpoint high up in the transept of a cathedral, looking down on the crossing.

Physical description

Drawing of the interior of a gothic cathedral with a viewpoint from high within the building above the transept so that the architecture of pillars, rose windows arches and so on are shown in steep perspective

Place of Origin

France (made)


1907 (made)


Brandel, Konstanty, born 1880 - died 1970 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Drypoint and etching printed in brown ink

Marks and inscriptions

27-30 Brandel
In pencil immediately below the image: the numbering on the left , the signature on the right


Height: 30.4 cm plate, Width: 22.8 cm plate, Height: 50.5 cm sheet, Width: 33 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Konstanty Brandel: 'Cathedrale I', drypoint and etching, France, 1907.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Konstanty Brandel Muzeum Narodow w Warszawie, Galeria Szfuki Wspolczesnej. Warsaw Listopad- grudzien 1977. Prints cat no. 11


Ink; Paper


Drypoint; Etching

Subjects depicted



Architecture; Christianity; Prints; Religion

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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