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Title :

Artist and patron : the self-portrait of Adam Kraft on the Sakramentshaus of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg

Authors :
KLAMT, Johann-Christian ; CLARKE, Jiutta ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Hans IV Imhoff commissioned Adam Kraft to sculpt a magnificent tabernacle for S. Lorenz in 1493; it was completed in 1496. Klamt focuses on the nearly life-size self-portrait of the sculptor, and the portraits of two of Kraft's companions/assistants, all at the base of the tabernacle. Points out that the portraits of Kraft and his companions were not mentioned in the contract, and suggests that it was probably Kraft himself who pushed for this addition. The sculptor apparently wanted himself immortalized in this Christian context. The arms of the patron's family are mounted in closest proximity to the tabernacle shrine, in contrast to Kraft's self-portrait on the lowest tier. ;
Pagination/Size :
13 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Allemagne ; Autoportrait ; Commande d'oeuvre d'art ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Imhoff, Hans IV, m.1499 ; Kraft, Adam, v.1460-1508/09 ; Nürnberg (DEU), S. Lorenz ; Sculpture ; Tabernacle (mobilier d'église) ; 1400-1500 ;
Descriptors :
Christian iconography ; Commissions ; Germany ; Imhoff, Hans IV, d.1499 ; Kraft, Adam, ca.1460-1508/09 ; Nürnberg (DEU), S. Lorenz ; Sculpture ; Self-portraits ; Tabernacles ; 1400-1500 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Visual resources, 1998, 13, 3-4
INIST identifier :
24993767 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0197-3762 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Iconographic Publications, Redding Ridge, CT
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ;