Het leemstucplafond van Rapenburg 65 te Leiden nader beschouwd


  • Edwin Orsel





A recent restoration presented the opportunity for further research into the loam stucco ceiling of Rapenburg 65. In all probability this ceiling was realized by stucco worker Craeckenborch directly after 1623, when Matthias van Overbeke bought the building and had it almost completely rebuilt. The affinity this ceiling demonstrates with East-Netherlands and German ceilings is to be explained by the Cologne background of Van Overbeke.

The ceiling appears to be an inextricable part of the construction of the building. The construction consists of pinewood joisting of secondary and tertiary beams and a roof construction with stacked trusses (with contemporary use of oak and lime wood).

Between the tertiary beams small shelves have ingeniously been put in, to which the loam stucco was applied. The support of loam stucco is finished with a stucco layer on which a completely white geometric ceiling was created by means of profiled moulding and prefabricated ornaments.

Biografie auteur

Edwin Orsel

Ir. ing. Edwin Orsel studeerde bouwkunde aan de HTS te Groningen en aan de TU te Delft. Na enige jaren werkzaam te zijn geweest bij en voor verschillende bouwhistorische bureaus, met name het FBB en Bureau Kamphuis, is hij sinds 2001 als bouwhistoricus werkzaam bij het Bureau Monumenten en Archeologie van de gemeente Leiden. Daarnaast is hij commissielid van de monumentencommissie van de gemeente Helmond en commissielid van de gecombineerde welstands/monumentencommissie van de gemeente Delft.




Orsel, E. (2007). Het leemstucplafond van Rapenburg 65 te Leiden nader beschouwd. Bulletin KNOB, 106(1), 26–31. https://doi.org/10.7480/knob.106.2007.1.280