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: David Roentgen (German, Herrnhaag 1743–1807 Wiesbaden, master 1780)Date: ca. 1775–79 with later alterationsMedium: Oak, pine, walnut, mahogany, and cherry veneered with hornbeam (partially stained), tulipwood, walnut, holly and maple (both partially stained), boxwood, mahogany, and other woods; red brocatelle marble; gilt bronze; iron, steel, and brassAccession: 1982.60.81On view in:Gallery 539