Cauchie House

Paul Cauchie

This home was designed and built by the architect, painter and decorator Paul Cauchie (1875-1952). It is especially notable for the facade with sgraffiti--a color drawing into cement. See, for example, Jugenstile works by Joseph Maria Olbrich and Otto Wagner in Vienna. (See Austria index.)

Allegorical figural painting

I am assuming that the female figures represent some sort of personification or symbolic theme--probably something about the arts since one female holds a small sculpture, another a lyre, another a necklace (the craft of jewelry?), and another an architectural model. If you know what is represented, please send me an email at the address below.

The entrance loggia with sgraffiti figures in the corners--see below


Plaques on each side of the facade

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