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Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550)
Southern German or Tyrolean, circa 1520
KNIGHTLY SAINT, OR A PROPOSED PORTRAIT OF MAXIMILIAN I, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
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Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550)
Southern German or Tyrolean, circa 1520
KNIGHTLY SAINT, OR A PROPOSED PORTRAIT OF MAXIMILIAN I, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550)
Southern German or Tyrolean, circa 1520
KNIGHTLY SAINT, OR A PROPOSED PORTRAIT OF MAXIMILIAN I, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR
inscribed: 534 on the reverse and with remnants of a label on the underside inscribed: ...EREWIGTEN / ... JAKOB VON / ...EMALIGEN / ...N NATIO- / ...ERVATORS / ...R.
gilt and polychromed pine
59cm., 23¼in.
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Provenance

M. Dumoulin, Brussels, Belgium;
Christie's London, 14 December 1999, lot 42;
with Sascha Mehringer, Munich, Germany;
private collection, the Netherlands

Literature

J. Boccador and E. Bresset, Statuaire Médiévale de collection, 1972, II, p. 180, fig. 198

Catalogue Note

This sensitive figure of a knightly saint has in the past been identified as Maximilian I of Austria (Boccador, op. cit.), on the basis of similarities to Albrecht Dürer's portrait of the Holy Roman Emperor in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Stylistically the figure fits well among the oeuvre of Jörg Lederer and his workshop, which was active primarily in the southern Bavarian towns of Füssen and Kaufbeuren, but also produced altarpieces for churches in Tyrol. Compare the figure of Saint John the Evangelist in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (inv. no. MA 1486), as well as the Saint George from the High Altar in Latsch, South Tyrol, who sports a similarly fashionable hat.

RELATED LITERATURE
T. Müller, Die Bildwerke in Holz, Ton und Stein von der Mitte des XV. bis gegen Mitte des XVI. Jahrhunderts, cat. Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich, 1959, p. 249; R. Kahsnitz, Die grossen Schnitzaltäre: Spätgotik in Süddeutschland, Österreich, Südtirol, Munich, 2005, pl. 218

Old Master Sculpture and Works of Art Including Highlights from the Reinhold Hofstätter Collection

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