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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Northern German, probably Lübeck, or Lower Rhine, circa 1490-1500
PAIR OF RELIEFS OF APOSTLES, INCLUDING SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Northern German, probably Lübeck, or Lower Rhine, circa 1490-1500
PAIR OF RELIEFS OF APOSTLES, INCLUDING SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
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Details & Cataloguing

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Northern German, probably Lübeck, or Lower Rhine, circa 1490-1500
PAIR OF RELIEFS OF APOSTLES, INCLUDING SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Provenance

With Jacqueline Boccador, Paris, 1974;
private collection, Belgium, acquired from the above circa 1975-1976

Exhibited

Paris, Centre International de Paris, IIe Biennale Internationale, 1974;
Brussels, Société Générale de Banque, Les Sculptures médiévales allemandes dans les Collections Belges, 1977, no. 76

Literature

J. Boccador, 'Les diverses tendances du Spätgotik', in VIIe Biennale Internationale des Antiquaires (cat.), Paris, 1974, p. 90, fig. 41
R. Didier and H. Krohm, Les Sculptures médiévales allemandes dans les Collections Belges, exh. cat. Société Générale de Banque, Brussels, 1977, pp. 166-167, no. 76

Catalogue Note

The present pair were formerly a group of five, which presumably once formed part of a full set of the Twelve Apostles. Previously localised in Kalkar (Boccador, 1974) the Apostles were published by Didier and Krohm (op. cit.) as Northern German works from Lübeck or Lüneburg. Compelling comparisons for the high cheekbones, stylised curls and angular drapery can be found, for example, in works by the Lübeck sculptor Bernt Notke (see Heise, op. cit., nos. 53-55).

RELATED LITERATURE
C. G. Heise, Lübecker Plastik, Bonn, 1926

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