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image of A Bishop Saint (Burchard of Würzburg?) Tilman Riemenschneider (artist)
German, c. 1460 - 1531
A Bishop Saint (Burchard of Würzburg?), c. 1515/1520
linden wood with traces of polychromy
overall: 82.3 x 47.2 x 30.2 cm (32 3/8 x 18 9/16 x 11 7/8 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.1.1
On View
From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 12 of 12

Provenance

Wilhelm Sattler and his son, Jens Sattler [d. 1901], Schloss Mainberg (near Kitzingen), before 1826; (Sattler sale, Rudolph Lepke Kunst-Auction-Haus, Berlin, 29 October-2 November 1901, no. 63);[1] Benoit Oppenheim [1842-1931], Berlin, until at least 1927;[2] Munich art market;[3] Henry Goldman [1857-1937], New York, by 1934;[4] (Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris), by 1942;[5] sold 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York;[6] gift by exchange 1961 to NGA.

[1] Justus Bier, "The Bust of a Bishop by Tilmann Riemenschneider," Art Quarterly 6 (1943): 166, n. 3.

[2] Max J. Friedländer, "Review of Eduard Tönnies, Leben und Weke des Würzburger Bildschnitzers Tilmann Riemenschneider, Strasbourg, 1901," RfK 24 (1901): 468; Benoit Oppenheim, Originalbildwerke in Holz, Stein, Elfenbein, usw. aus der Sammlung Benoit Oppenheim, Berlin, Leipzig, 1907: no. 10, pl. 6; Kurt Prister, Riemenschneider, Dresden, 1927: 34.

[3] Bier 1943, 159.

[4] Justus Bier, "Tilman Riemenschneider," in Thieme-Becker 28 (1934): 334; Bier 1943, 159. Undated Duveen brochure, in NGA curatorial files.

[5] George Swarzenski to Edward Fowles of Duveen Brothers, letter of 9 May 1942, copy in NGA curatorial files.

[6] Middeldorf 1976, 125.

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