Design for Lower Stages of the Tower of Ulm Cathedral

Design for Lower Stages of the Tower of Ulm Cathedral

Design for Lower Stages of the Tower of Ulm Cathedral
Attributed to Moritz Ensinger (about 1430-1793)
Germany
About 1470
Ink on vellum
Width 68 cm x height 181 cm
Museum no. 3547

Ensinger was the master mason in charge of the cathedral works and this drawing will have been made in order to show how work should proceed. In fact the tower was not completed until the late 19th century and a slightly later drawing formed the basis of its design.