Henry-Russell Hitchcock suggested that scrolled gables were a new element in the Low Countries introduced by Renaissance architects in the 1520s. It seems more likely, however, that the scrolled gable derived from Late Gothic Netherlandish prototypes, because of a later date for a façade that Hitchcock considered to be the oldest extant scrolled gable in the Low Countries; and because scrolled gables of a provincial character, which were not mentioned in Hitchcock's study, show more resemblance to Late Gothic prototypes.
Research Article| December 01 1992
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Jona Schellekens; Scrolled Gables of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries in the Low Countries. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 1 December 1992; 51 (4): 430–435. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/990738
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