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Meeting of Saints Joachim and Anne at the Golden Gate

Artist:
Benedikt Dreyer (German, active Lübeck, ca. 1500–1525)
Date:
ca. 1515–20
Culture:
North German
Medium:
Oak with polychromy and gilding
Dimensions:
Overall: 23 x 19 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. (58.4 x 48.9 x 12.4 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture-Wood
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1916
Accession Number:
16.32.213
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 305
Formerly on the high altar of the parish church of Saint Michael in Lendersdorf, near Düren, this relief is the work of the Lübeck sculptor Benedikt Dreyer.
Georges Hoentschel (French)(sold 1906); J. Pierpont Morgan (American), London and New York (1906–1913); Estate of J. Pierpont Morgan, New York (1913–1916)
New York. Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. "Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 3, 2013–August 11, 2013.

Smith, Jeffrey Chipps. German Sculpture of the Later Renaissance, c. 1520-1580: Art in an Age of Uncertainty. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. p. 369.

Wixom, William D. "Riemenschneider in America." In Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages, edited by Julien Chapuis. Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1999. p. 151.

Rosenfeld, Jörg. "Benedikt Dreyer und 'die Errungenschaften süddeutscher Meister': Bemerkungen zu Leben und Werk des Lübecker Bildschnitzers." In Malerei und Skulptur des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit in Norddeutschland: Künstlerischer Austausch im Kulturraum zwischen Nordsee und Baltikum, edited by Dr. Hartmut Krohm, Uwe Albrecht, and Matthias Weniger. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2004. p. 376, n. 21.

Thiesen, Tamara. Benedikt Dreyer: Das Werk des spätgotischen Lübecker Bildschnitzers. Schleswig-Holsteinische Schriften zur Kunstgeschichte 14. Kiel: Ludwig, 2007. pp. 177-201, 364, n. 598.

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. 36.

Krohn, Deborah L., Ulrich Leben, and Daniëlle O. Kisluk-Grosheide, ed. Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York and New Haven: Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, 2013. no. 153, p. 179.

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