Sunday, August 7, 2016

14 Works, RELIGIOUS ART - 15 & 16th Century Carvings & Sculpture from the Bible! With Footnotes - 5

Holy Family to 1510/1515
by Daniel Mauch 1505 -1520, 
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum München

Daniel Mauch. Not much is known about the detailed background of the artist. But he is the father of the eponymous late humanists in the Netherlands. Inside the Ulm school, which has multiple relationships within the families of artists. In the documents of Ulm Daniel Mauch is listed in 1508 for the first time. In 1531 made his presence felt in iconoclasm. Daniel Mauch died in 1540 in Liege.

Twelve monks in prayer, 
Daniel Mauch Workshop, towards 1505-1510, 
Linden polychrome, H. 122; L. 59; P. 27 cm, 
Paris, Louvre Museum

Ten nuns in prayer
by Daniel Mauch 1505 -1520, 
Schloss Ambras Innsbruck

Daniel Mauch was a late Gothic German sculptor.

And He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, "So, you men could not keep watch with Me for one hour?" 

Matthew 26:40

Wooden sculpture of the late Middle Ages, carried out in the region of Swabia, and exhibited at the Cluny Museum, on the occasion of the exhibition Swabian sculptures from the late Middle Ages (as part of a partnership between Wikimedia France and the Cluny Museum). 

The mother of the Virgin, Saint Anne, the Virgin herself and the Child Jesus
Wooden sculpture from the late Middle Ages
carried out in the region of Swabia,

Saint Anne is the mother of the Virgin Mary and therefore the grandmother of Jesus in the Christian tradition and in the tradition Muslim by the name of Hannah .

Saint Anne trinity
The mother of the Virgin, Saint Anne, the Virgin herself and the Child Jesus
Basel, 1520 
Basswood carved, with traces of paint 
H 115 cm 

Saint John of Calvary 
Southern Swabia around 1520, 
Linden polychrome H. 78; L. 25; P. 15 cm, 
Paris, Cluny Museum - Museum of the Middle Ages

Flanders seventeenth century 
Virgin of the Apocalypse
ivory; in a glass cage and brass 
High. (Ivory) 20.5 cm high. (Total) 26 cm; height (ivory) 8 in., height (overall) 10 in.

Rhine, Cleves, to 1500-1520, attributed to Dries Holthuys 
The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
en chêne polychrome
Haut. 45 cm; height 17 3/4 in.

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne polychrome oak is quite characteristic of the late Gothic sculpture of the Rhine, including the works of artists who have worked in the entourage of Henrik Douvermann (1490-1543) and Dries Holthuys. The latter, less known, was active in the city of Cleves in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. The soft oval faces a pointed nose, almond eyes finely drawn, treatment of deep triangular folds of clothing emphasizing the swaying of the body and the shaped end of the hair can be recognized in this group's influence Holthuys, including a Virgin and Child with St. Anne, dating to 1480-1500, is conserved in the museum of Cleves.

STONE BAS RELIEF - An Important French Romanesque Carved Stone Architectural Fragment, depicting Christ holding the Chalice of Life, one hand raised in benediction, with an Innocent Child at his shoulder; having an early iron hanging bracket with fleur-de-lis ends. 12th c. Sandstone. 11 3/4" x 8 1/4" x 1 3/4". More

STONE SCULPTURE - Romanesque-Gothic Figure of Standing Saint Joseph Holding the Christ Child, late 11th to early 12th c, probably French, he is depicted with his staff in his left hand, the child is cradled in his right arm with his right hand resting on his father's beard. 6" tall. More

Italy, Emilia, seventeenth century Pietà
en terre cuite polychrome
25 x 20 cm; 9 3/4 in. by 7 3/4 in.

Italo-Flemish, mid eighteenth century 
St. Jerome
terracotta patina 
High. 68 cm; height 26 2/3 in.

Saint Jerome (347 – 30 September 420) was a Latin Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, who also became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, born at Stridon, a village of Italian influence on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. He is best known for his translation of most of the Bible into Latin (the translation that became known as the Vulgate), and his commentaries on the Gospels.

Italy, probably Venice, eighteenth century 
Balthazar bringing an offering of myrrh
polychrome terracotta 
High. 33 cm; height 13 in.

Balthazar; one of the Three Wise Men, or ThreeKings who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of Christian tradition.

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