Philip de Lange
Philip de Lange
|Died||17 September 1766|
Early life and familyEdit
Philip de Lange was probably born near Strasbourg and was trained as a mason in the Netherlands. He arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1729 where he quickly gained a reputation as an architect and master builder.
De Lange created a large number of works of various types including civil and military buildings, mansions, country houses, warehouses, factories, churches and parks.
The Dutch Baroque influence in his early work can, for example, be seen in the premises he built for Ziegler, the pastry cook, at Nybrogade 12 (1732). While initially he appears to have been struck by Ewert Janssen's earlier work, he soon seems to have been influenced by Elias Häusser and Lauritz de Thurah.
His most notable achievements include the Headquarters of the Asiatic Company in Christianshavn (1739), the Masting Crane on Holmen (1750) and Stephen Hansen's Mansion in Helsingør (1763). He also adapted Glorup Manor on Funen to the Baroque style adding a magnificent mansard roof (1744).
De Lange married twice: first with Jacomine Pieters in the Hague (1724), then with Anna Lucia Ehlers in Copenhagen (1738).
List of worksEdit
- Åbenrå 32, Copenhagen (1739s)
- Marskalsgården, Købmagergade, Copenhagen (1729-1732)
- Reformed Church's rectory, Åbenrå 32-34, Copenhagen (1730-32)
- Ziegler House, Nybrogade, Copenhagen (1732)
- Danish Asiatic Company, Asiatisk Plads, Christianshavn, Copenhagen (1738)
- Tugt- og børnehuset (1739-1741, demolished)
- Arsenalet, Holmen, Copenhagen (1741-1745 and 1745)
- Damsholte Church, Møn (1742-1743)
- Adaption of Glorup Manor, Funen (1743-1744)
- Nyholm Central Guardhouse, Golmen (1744-1745)
- Gunpowder magazine, Frederick's Bastion, Christianshavn (1745-1746m built from a design by Vauban)
- Skagen Lighthouse, Skagen (1747)
- Extension of Husby Church, Funen (1747-1748)
Ø Ved Stranden 16, Copenhagen (1748)
- Mastekranen, Holmen, Copenhagen (1749)
- Gammel Strand 48 (now Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (1750–1751)
- Møllmanns Landsted, Allégade 6, Frederiksberg, Copenhagen (1750s)
- Nyboder (two-storey houses), Copenhagen (1758)
- Philip de Lange House, Prinsessegade 54, Christianshavn, Copenhagen (c. 1760)
- Store Mariendal, Strandvejen, Hellerup (1759, demolished)
- Stephen Hansen Mansion, Helsingør (1759-1760
- Roysal Pawn, Gammel Strand, Copenhagen (1762)
- Hovedmagasinet and Takkelloftet, Holmen (1767-1772, design by Lange)
- Warehouse for Danish Asiatic Company, Asiatisk Plads, Christianshavn, Copenhagen (1781, design by Lange)
Reformed Church's rectory, Copenhagen
Damsholte Church, Møn
Nyholm Central Guardhouse, Copenhagen
Ved Stranden 16, Copenhagen
Philip de Lange House, Copenhagen
Stephen Hansen Mansion, Helsingør
Royal Pawn, Copenhagen (1762)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Philip de Lange.|
- Philip de Lange. From Den store Danske. In Danish. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Philip de Lange. From KunstIndeks Danmark. In Danish. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Glorup Gods. In Danish. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Nyboder. From RikkiTikki.dk. In Danish. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Damsholte Kirke - historie og arkitektur. Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine In Danish. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- Elling, Christian: Philip de Lange. En studie i dansk Barokarkitektur. Akademisk Arkitektforening, Copenhagen. 1931, 48 pp.
- Rikke Tønnes: Stephen Hansens palæ - Bygherren - Arkitekten Philip de Lange - Livet i og omkring et helsingørsk handelshus, Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag, 1997, 228 pp.