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Circle of Johann Peter Schwanthaler the Elder (1720-1795)
Austrian, Innviertel, third quarter 18th century
CRUCIFIXION GROUP
Estimate
6,0008,000
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95
Circle of Johann Peter Schwanthaler the Elder (1720-1795)
Austrian, Innviertel, third quarter 18th century
CRUCIFIXION GROUP
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Circle of Johann Peter Schwanthaler the Elder (1720-1795)
Austrian, Innviertel, third quarter 18th century
CRUCIFIXION GROUP
the back of the cross and the underside of Mary Magdalene each with a label inscribed respectively: 7/a and: 44...
probably fruitwood, with metal haloes, on later ebonised wood bases and an ebonised wood cross
figures: 28cm., 11in. to 15cm., 5 7/8 in.
cross: 81.5cm., 32 1/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

This highly agitated Crucifixion group shows some striking similarities to the work of the famous Schwanthaler dynasty of sculptors, and in particular that of Johann Peter Schwanthaler the Elder. Compare the busy drapery with cavernous depressions in his group of the Virgin and Saint Anne (op. cit., fig. 57), and his figure of Saint Sebastian (op. cit., fig. 58), whose anatomy shares features with the Christ in the present group.

RELATED LITERATURE
Die Bildhauerfamilie Schwanthaler, 1633-1848: Vom Barock zum Klassizismus, exh. cat. Augustinerchorherrenstift, Reichersberg am Inn, Linz, 1974

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

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London