Niklaus Weckmann. Saint John. Ref.196
Niklaus Weckmann. Saint John. Carved linden.
Large Saint John in sculpted linden, hollow back. South Germany, workshop of Niclaus Weckmann in Ulm towards the end of the 15th century. Our Saint John presents all the characteristics of the style of the master of Ulm: the expressive face with emaciated features, the delicately sculpted and openwork hair with its striated and wavy locks. The coat features fringe and pleats with characteristic crocheted appendages and triangle tips. The hollowed back also shows the mark of the master: the woodpecker hole digged at the back of the skull, characteristic of Weckmann.
Our rare Saint John is of a quality equaling the Saint John known from his contemporaries in South Germany, Tilman Riemenschneider and Veit Stoss.
Works consulted: Heribert Meurer & Hans Westhoff, Masterpieces the workshop of the sculptor of Niklaus Weckmann and painting in Ulm around 1500, Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart exhibition catalog Stuttgart 1993 - Erwin Treu, Ulm Museum, Sculpture and Painting from the 13th Century to 1600, Ulm 1981
Origin: Ulm, Germany
Medium: Linden wood
Size: Height 93.5 cm
Period: Late 15th century
Condition: Right hand missing, left hand restored.