Hans Jakob Ebelmann

(c. 1570—1609)

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(b ?Speyer, c. 1570; d ?Speyer, after 1609). German cabinetmaker and printmaker. Working as a journeyman cabinetmaker at the Zimmerhof in Strasbourg after 1590, he came into contact with Hans Schoch and probably Wendel Dietterlin. In collaboration with jakob Guckeisen of Cologne, he published a Seilen Buch (Cologne, 1598; Hollstein, no. 5) with a two-page engraved title page and 25 plates depicting the orders, with entablatures, string courses and scrollwork. Between 1598 and 1609, again sometimes with Guckeisen, he published four more series of engravings: Schränke (6 plates, 1598; Hollstein, no. 1), Architectura Kunstbuch Darinnen Alerhand Bortalen Reisbetten undt Epitaphien… (18 plates, 1599; 17 plates and new title page, 1600; Hollstein, no.4), Schweyf Buch (25 plates, 1599; Hollstein, no. 2) and an untitled collection of architectural motifs (24 plates, 1609; Hollstein, no. 3), in which the regular and semi-regular forms are in a tradition of geometrical and mathematical proportional figures that goes back to Plato. An engraving depicting the West Front of Speyer Cathedral (1609) is Ebelmann's latest extant work. An etched portrait of the Strasbourg clockmaker Isaak Habrecht (Hollstein, no. 6) is ascribed to him.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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