This sculpture is one of a number of stylistically related statuettes linked to Conrad Meit. The early seventeenth century witnessed a revival of interest in the style of Albrecht Dürer and his contemporaries. This carving, less refined than a smaller version of the subject in the Museum's collection (17.190.582), is thought by some to date from the so-called Dürer Renaissance.
Frédéric Spitzer ; P. von Schoeller ; Jack and Belle Linsky (until 1982; to MMA)
Artist: Balthasar Permoser (German, Kammer, near Otting, Chiemgau, Bavaria 1651–1732 Dresden)Date: ca. 1680–85Medium: Marble on a black marble socle inlaid with light marble panelsAccession: 2002.468On view in:Gallery 548
Artist: David Roentgen (German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)Date: ca. 1780–83Medium: Oak and walnut, veneered with mahogany, maple, holly (the last two partially stained); iron, steel, brass, gilt bronze; felt and partially tooled and gilded leatherAccession: 2007.42.1a–e, .2a–o, aa–nnOn view in:Gallery 547