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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Austrian or Bohemian, circa 1420-40
PIETÀ

Catalogue Note

The present lot compares closely to a limestone pietà in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (inv. no. 2001.78), which is catalogued as Bohemian. The present group shows clear influence from the Bohemian Schöner Stil, especially in the abundance of drapery. Since the type was widely copied in Austria, particularly in Salzburg, where the Vesperbild was prominent, it is also possible it was carved there. 

RELATED LITERATURE
B. Drake Boehm and J. Fajt (eds.), Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347-1437, exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005

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

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London