Lot 137
  • 137

Circle of Hans Klocker (before 1474-after 1500) Austrian, Tyrol, circa 1480

Estimate
20,000 - 40,000 USD
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Description

  • pair of reliefs of Saint Catherine of Alexandria and a Holy Knight
  • gilt, silvered and polychromed limewood
  • height of Saint Catherine 34 1/4  in.; 87cm.
    height of Knight 42 1/8  in.; 107cm.
Saint Catherine with a label on the reverse inscribed in ink: 117 and the Knight with a label on the side inscribed in ink: 277 and an old label on the reverse inscribed in ink: 13479 / 7015 / a ble

Catalogue Note

Hans Klocker seems to have been active at the court of the bishop of Brixen in South Tyrol around 1477. His distinctive style of carving included figures clad in drapery  with sharp, angular folds and long diagonal swathes. Compare the figures on the Marienaltar in the Franziskanekirche in Bozen, one of his last commissions, made in 1500.

RELATED LITERATURE
T. Müller, Gotische Skulptur in Tirol, Bozen and Vienna, 1976

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