Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
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Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned

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Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned
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Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Property from an Important European Collection

Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned

Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550), Southern German, early 16th century | Virgin and Child Enthroned

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

12,600

GBP

Description

Property from an Important European Collection

Workshop of Jörg Lederer (circa 1470-1550)

Southern German, early 16th century

Virgin and Child Enthroned


gilt and polychromed limewood

52cm., 20½in.

Condition report

Overall the condition of the wood is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The Virgin's proper right hand and the Child's proper right arm are lost. There is wear to the polychromy and gilding, including minor areas of loss, in particular at the high points. Minor stable splitting to the wood consistent with the material, in particular at the back of the Virgin's head. A section of the veil on the Virgin's proper left side is carved separately or reattached. Very minor losses to the veil.


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Saleroom Notice

This lot will remain in New Bond street after the sale.

Catalogue note

One of the leading southern German sculptors of the early 16th century, Jörg Lederer established an influential workshop in Kaufbeuren, a town in the Allgäu region of Swabia. He specialised in producing altarpieces for both local patrons and further afield, including South Tirol, where several of his works survive. This charming Virgin and Child enthroned displays numerous stylistic features associated with Lederer and his workshop. Her prototype can be found in Lederer's Madonna in the church of St George in Auerberg (op. cit., cat. no. A1, figs. 116-117), which shows the same inclination of the head, doll-like facial features with plump lips, as well as a similarly arranged veil, a hallmark of the sculptor. Compare also the pose of the Christ Child.

RELATED LITERATURE
P. H. Dussler, Jörg Lederer: Ein Allgäuer Bildschnitzer der Spätgotik, Kempten, 1963