Charles Philippe Dieussart

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Rossewitz Castle, designed by Charles Philippe Dieussart, Laage, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Charles Philippe Dieussart (also Charles Philipp) (ca. 1625-1696) was a Dutch architect and sculptor, active in Germany in the second half of the seventeenth century. He is mentioned in the Theatrum architecturae civilis (Bamberg 1697).[1] Most notably, he designed the Jagdschloss Glienicke, today a UNESCO World-Heritage site.

Life[edit]

Dieussart was descended from Huguenots who had moved to Holland. In 1657 he entered the service of Duke Gustav Adolf of Mecklenburg-Güstrow. His first important commission, which remained among his most important contributions, was the Rossewitz Castle, the first Baroque building in Mecklenburg. Also well-known is the tomb he designed for Günther von Passow the Güstrow Cathedral.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ulrich Schütte, "Als wenn eine ganze Ordnung da stünde...": Anmerkungen zum System der Säulenordnungen und seiner Auflösung im späten 18. Jahrhundert, Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 44 Bd., H. 1. (1981), pp. 15-37