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Bishop with a Book

Date:
late 15th–early 16th century
Culture:
German
Medium:
Wood, polychromy and gilding
Dimensions:
44 1/2 × 15 3/4 × 8 1/4 in., 19.5 lb. (113 × 40 × 21 cm, 8.9 kg)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Russell C. Veit, in memory of her father, Maurice Bompard, 1950
Accession Number:
50.233.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Identified by his episcopal mitre, the bishop gestures in blessing. This sculpture, along with the statue of Saint Martin of Tours, located on the other side of the doorway, may have come from a large carved altarpiece.
Art Market, Venice (early 20th c.?); [ Maurice Bompard, Paris and New York (early 20th century)]; Mrs. Russell C. Veit, New York (until 1950)
Cascio, Agnès, and Juliette Levy. "Étude et restauration de trois éléments dispersés d'un retable de l'entourage de Daniel Mauch." In Sculptures médiévales allemandes: Conservation et restauration; Actes du colloque organisé au musée du Louvre par le service culturel les 6 et 7 décembre 1991, edited by Sophie Guillot de Suduiraut. Paris: Documentation française, 1993. pp. 325-29, fig. 1, 2, 5.

Wagini, Susanne. Der Ulmer Bildschnitzer Daniel Mauch (1477-1540). Forschungen zur Geschichte der Stadt Ulm 24. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer Verlag, 1995. no. 71, pp. 159-60.

Wixom, William D. "Late Medieval Sculpture in the Metropolitan: 1400 to 1530." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 64, no. 4 (Spring 2007). p. 46.

Reinhardt, Brigitte, and Eva Leistenschneider, ed. Daniel Mauch: Bildhauer im Zeitalter der Reformation. Ulm: Ulmer Museum, 2009. pp. 119-20, 123.

Berné, Damien. Sculptures souabes de la fin du Moyen âge. Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2015. p. 32, fig. 15.

Guillot de Suduiraut, Sophie. Dévotion et séduction: Sculptures souabes des musées de France, vers 1460-1530. Paris: Musée du Louvre, 2015. pp. 44, 67, 258-63, p. 67, fig 63, p. 258, fig. 20, pp. 260-61, figs. 23, 25, p.262, fig. 30.



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