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Schickhardt, Heinrich, II [the younger]

Dirk Jonkanski

in Oxford Art Online

Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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(b Herrenberg, Württemberg, Feb 5, 1558; d Stuttgart, Jan 14, 1635).

German architect. He came from a family of craftsmen: his grandfather, Heinrich Schickhardt I (1464–1540), was a wood-carver and his father, Lukas Schickhardt I (1511–85), was a wood-carver, master builder and clerk of works. After a five-year apprenticeship as a joiner and a period as a journeyman, Heinrich Schickhardt II was employed from 1578 by Georg Beer, then Land Architect of Württemberg, preparing wooden models of new building projects and carving organ fronts and memorial plaques. He also assisted Beer on the construction of the Neues Lusthaus (1593; destr. 1846) in Stuttgart and the Collegium Illustre (1588–92) in Tübingen. By 1586 he had progressed to working independently, building town houses and noblemen’s castles; during 1586–9 he was responsible for the new ashlar façade, in the style of the German Renaissance, on the old half-timbered town hall of Esslingen.

Schickhardt’s career proper began with his appointment in ...

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Subjects: Architecture ; Renaissance Art

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