Between July 1847 and October 1848, Ludwig Metz undertook various excursions to Salzburg, Lake Garda, Venice, Trento, Verona, Munich, Marburg, Nuremberg and Bamberg. A logical route can only be roughly backtracked if we assume that Metz did not fill the sketchbook systematically from front to back but, rather, turned random pages while drawing, or that he recorded different trips in this sketchbook. Metz mainly used the pencil to jot down architectural motifs, especially from medieval sacral buildings, to which he sometimes added colour notes and measurements. As in many of his other sketchbooks ‒ as is common for plan drawings ‒, he tinted the supporting walls in the ground plans and details in the cuts mostly with a brush in red. Besides the historical buildings, he also carefully studied the church of St. Ludwig in Munich, built by Friedrich von Gärtner between 1829 and 1844.
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