Ebstorf Provost's House
ID
 
283
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony)
 
Sorting Title
 
Ebstorf Provost's House
 
Subject
 

A view of the east facade of the provost's house (building on left-hand side of image) from the cloister courtyard. The provost's house was attached to the cloister. The long dormitorium of the north wing is pictured on the right-hand side of the image.

 
Creation Date
 
1473-1477
 
Century
 
15th
 
Style Genre
 
Brick Gothic
 
Format Medium
 

Brick

 
Original Location
 

Ebstorf

 
Historical Context
 

Circa 1473-1477 Matthias von dem Knesebeck, the provost of Ebstorf, constructed this house for his use out of his own means. Originally, the house had an even more impressive gable.

 
Related Work
  
Descriptive Notes
 

On the right-hand side of the image is the north wing of the complex, which presumably served as the nuns' dormitory.

 
Current Repository
 

Ebstorf

 
Photo Credit
 
June Mecham
 
Image of Ebstorf Provost's House.