INVENTORY OF THE DEKORATIONSDEPOT FÜR DIE k.k. HOFTHEATER, BY GOTTFRIED SEMPER AND CARL VON HASENAUER, 1873-1877

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INVENTORY OF THE DEKORATIONSDEPOT FÜR DIE k.k. HOFTHEATER, BY GOTTFRIED SEMPER AND CARL VON HASENAUER, 1873-1877

Accession no. 940054

Finding aid prepared by J. Gibbs
Getty Research Institute

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  • Getty Research Institute
  • Research Library
  • Special Collections and Visual Resources
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
  • Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
  • Phone: (310) 440-7390
  • Fax: (310) 440-7780
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater
Date (inclusive): 1873-1877
Collection number: 940054
Creator: Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
Creator: Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von, 1833-1894
Extent: 27 drawings
Repository: Getty Research Institute
Research Library
Special Collections and Visual Resources
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California 90049-1688
Abstract: Drawings and plans by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer for the Stage-set depot for the royal and imperial court theaters, Vienna. Included are several designs for the main facade and drawings detailing technical aspects such as roof trusses and pulleys. Most drawings are dated and signed by the architects; some drawings are signed by the engineers.
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Language: Collection material is in German.

Administrative Information

Access

Open for use by qualified researchers.

Publication Rights

Preferred Citation

Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer, Dekorationsdepot für die k.k. Hoftheater, 1873-1877, Research Library, The Getty Research Institute, Accession no. 940054.

Acquisition Information

Acquired in 1994.

Processing History

Processed by J. Gibbs.

Biographical / Historical Note

Gottfried Semper (1803-1879) was a German architect, critic, and teacher who designed the Dresden Opera House and contributed to the re-design of the Ringstrasse in Vienna. His book, Four Elements of Architecture (1851) remains a canonical text of the 19th century. He participated in some of the major architectural debates of his day, including that surrounding the use of polychrome decoration in Ancient Greek buildings.
Carl Freiherr von Hasenauer (1833-1894 was an Austrian architect and key representative of the Historismus school. He was a student of August Siccard von Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll. With Semper, he designed the complex of buildings in Vienna that include the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Naturhistorisches Museum, the Burgtheater, and the Neue Hofburg, which was completed in 1913.

Scope and Content of Collection

Drawings and plans by architects Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer for the Stage-set depot for the royal and imperial court theaters. Included are several designs for the main facade and drawings detailing technical aspects such as roof trusses and pulleys. Most drawings are dated and signed by the architects; some drawings are signed by engineers.

Indexing Terms

Subjects - Names

Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von, 1833-1894

Architects—Austria
Theater design—Austria—Vienna
Theaters—Designs and construction
Theaters—Designs and plans

Genres and Forms of Material

Architectural drawings
Design drawings
Technical drawings

Contributors

Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879
Hasenauer, Carl, Freiherr von, 1833-1894


Flat file Folder 1**

Cross section of masonry work, 28 Nov 1874

Scope and Content Note

Black ink, pink wash on linen. 56 x 70 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 2.
Flat file Folder 1**

Plan of central space with side storage for sets, 15 Jun 1875

Scope and Content Note

45 x 44 cm. Signed and dated Hasenauer. Plan # 19.
Flat file Folder 1**

Section view of basement, width and length, 2 Jul 1875

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink and blue wash. 42.5 x 58.5 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 25.
Flat file Folder 1**

Layout of inner circular corridor with side storage for theatre sets, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink wash on linen. 32 x 56 cm. Plan # 44.
Flat file Folder 1**

Courtyard, end facade of small front elevation, 21 Apr 1876

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink wash on linen. 46 x 32 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 86.
Flat file Folder 1**

Cross section of end elevation showing metal columns and gallery, undated

Scope and Content Note

Black ink. Stamped and signed Josef Gridl. Plan # 145.
Flat file Folder 1**

Plan of storage area, 23 Dec 1876

Scope and Content Note

Black and red ink with pink wash on tracing paper. 48.5 x 33 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 199.
Flat file Folder 1**

Door handle and escutcheon design, 29 May 1977

Scope and Content Note

Black ink and pencil. 27 x 45 cm. Signed and dated Hasenauer. Plan # 222.+
Flat file Folder 1**

Device for hanging and storage of theatre sets, 19 Mar 1876

Scope and Content Note

Black ink. 49 x 26 cm. Signed and dated Hasenauer. Plan # 238.
Roll 1**

Main side facade elevation (without fenestration) facing Dreihufeisengasse, 20 Mar 1875

Scope and Content Note

Black ink. 77 x 111 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer, Baumeister Novak. Plan # 10.
Roll 1**

Detailed facade elevation, 20 Mar 1875

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink wash. 90 x 81.5 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer, Baumeister Novak. Plan # 11.
Roll 1**

Base masonry plan with sequence of measurements, 14 Jul 1875

Scope and Content Note

Black and red ink. 87 x 116 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 22.
Roll 1**

Cast iron column spacing with corrections, 21 Mar 1876

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink on linen. 75.5 x 118.5 cm. Signed and dated Hasenauer. Plan. # 71.
Roll 1**

Foundation plan of first floor masonry, 3 Apr 187

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink on linen. 78.5 x 118 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 90.
Roll 1**

Detail of metal cornice with roof masonry plan, 17 Jun 1876

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with blue and pink wash on linen. 75 x 121 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 92.
Roll 1**

Roof angles showing drainage, 23 Aug 187

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink on linen. 69.5 x 105 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 175.
Roll 1**

Heating system, 2 May 1877

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink and brown wash on linen. 87.5 x 119.5 cm. Stamped and signed Prof. Stohr. Plan # 220. (Badly creased.)
Roll 2**

Heating system, 18 Jul 1877

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink and gray wash. 82.5 x 121 cm. Signed and dated by heating engineer. Plan # 223B. Fragile.
Roll 3**

Cast iron column design, undate

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with gray wash. 71 x 111 cm. Plan # 70. Edges torn.
Roll 3**

Elevation of metal roof construction, 20 Jan 1876, 9 Mar 187

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink, blue and yellow wash. 75.5 x 136 cm. Stamped, dated, and signed Josef Gridl and Hasenauer. Plan # 134.
Roll 3**

Detail of metal work for truss structure over open storehouse, 20 Jan 1876, 9 Mar 187

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink, blue and yellow wash. 136 x 75.5 cm. Stamped, signed and dated Hasenauer and Josef Gridl. Plan # 135.
Roll 3**

Metal truss detail of locking mechanism on fireproof hangers, 9 Mar 187

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with blue, yellow and pink wash. Dated and signed Hasenauer and Gridl. Plan # 137.
Roll 3**

Detail of metal work for truss structure over open storehouse, 20 Jan 1876, 9 Mar 187

Scope and Content Note

Black & red ink with pink, blue and yellow wash. 135.5 x 75 cm. Signed and dated Hasenauer and Josef Gridl. Plan # 138.
Roll 4**

Preliminary view (elevation) on Dreihufeisengasse before elongation of final elevation, 10 Mar 1873

Scope and Content Note

Black ink. 79 x 125 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Semper and Hasenauer. No Plan number.
Roll 4**

Final elevation of main facade facing Dreihufeisengasse, 3 Apr 1875

Scope and Content Note

Black ink. 66.5 x 115 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer. Plan # 157.
Roll 4**

Cross—section of floors and gallery under roof, 31 Jul 1874

Scope and Content Note

Blue & black ink and pencil with pink wash. 99.5 x 65 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Hasenauer and Semper. Plan # 52.
Roll 4**

Roof layout with attached small drawing of roof plan, 31 Jul 187

Scope and Content Note

Black, red & blue ink with blue and gray wash. 68.5 x 104 cm. Stamped and dated. Signed Semper and Hasenauer. Plan # 51.