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German, Upper Rhine, early 16th century
CHRIST CHILD WITH A BIRD
Estimation
8 00012 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
191
German, Upper Rhine, early 16th century
CHRIST CHILD WITH A BIRD
Estimation
8 00012 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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German, Upper Rhine, early 16th century
CHRIST CHILD WITH A BIRD

Description

This charming figure of the Infant Christ is closely related to numerous infants in Upper Rhenish wood carvings. The naked cherubs in the Locher Altarpiece carved by Sixt von Stauffen in Freiburg Cathedral between 1522 and 1530 share certain characteristics (see Feulnur, op. cit.).

Further comparisons can be made with the fruitwood group of three putti playing in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, attributed to Daniel Mauch (inv. no. KK_8920); note the treatment of the hair, the arms and torso as well as the execution of the eyes with their linear outline.

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Feulner, Die Deutsche Plastike des Sechzehnten Jahrunderts, Leipzig, 1926, pl. 60; J. Rasmussen, ‘Eine Gruppe kleinplastischer Bildwerke aus dem Stilkreis des Conrat Meit’, Städel-Jahrbuch, 4, 1973, pp.121-144; M. Baxandall, The Limewood Sculptors of Renaissance Germany, New Haven and London, 1980, p. 303, pls. 81-83; T. Eser, Hans Daucher Augsburger Kleinplastik der Renaissance, Berlin 1996; J. Chipps Smith, German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance c.1520-1580. Art in an Age of Uncertainty, Princeton, 1994, pp. 365-366 and 387

Defining Taste
Works selected by Danny Katz

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