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German, Swabia, circa 1510
RELIEF WITH SAINT MARK AND THE LION
Estimate
12,00018,000
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38
German, Swabia, circa 1510
RELIEF WITH SAINT MARK AND THE LION
Estimate
12,00018,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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German, Swabia, circa 1510
RELIEF WITH SAINT MARK AND THE LION
with a photograph on the back of an old label: Halbfigur m. Buch u. Lowen, neugefasst. Lindenholz / Schwabisch um 1490 / [...] J SYRLIN / Ehemals Sammlung Grossmann Frankfurt / Main
partially polychromed limewood, on a modern wood board within an ebonised wood frame
relief: 35 by 24cm., 13 3/4  by 9 1/2 in.
frame: 44.5 by 35.5cm., 17 3/4  by 14in.
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Provenance

Dr. Otto Grossmann, Frankfurt am Main

Catalogue Note

This charming relief of Saint Mark with the Lion relates to a set of four figures carved in similarly low relief thought to have come from Upper Swabian Bald Waldsee and given to the circle of Konstanz sculptor Heinrich Iselin (Lichte, op. cit., vol. 2, pp. 134-135, no. 104). Compare the broad features and the partial use of polychromy. An origin in Swabia around 1510 is further indicated by comparisons with the work of the Ulm sculptor Daniel Mauch; a Saint Pantaleon from his workshop exhibits similar slanting eyes (Reinhardt, op. cit., cat. no. 4).

RELATED LITERATURE
C. Lichte and H. Meurer (eds.), Die mittelalterlichen Skulpturen, 2. Stein- und Holzskulpturen 1400-1530: Ulm und südliches Schwaben, cat. Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart, 2007; B. Reinhardt and E. Leistenschneider (eds.), Daniel Mauch: Bildhauer im Zeitalter der Reformation, exh. cat. Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Ostfildern, 2009

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