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Putto

A work made of lindenwood.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of lindenwood.

Date:

c. 1550

Artist:

Attributed to Hans Peiser
German, c. 1500-after 1575

About this artwork

Hans Peiser was a leading sculptor in Nuremberg during the second quarter of the 16th century. Working in wood and metal, he made numerous small sculptures and plaquettes as well as larger works, such as carved altars and fountains in brass. This wooden sculpture invites comparison with similar figures found on the fountains designed by Peiser for the city of Nuremberg in the 1550s. Unlike Italian artists, who made models for bronze casting out of clay or wax, German sculptors like Peiser frequently carved their models in wood.

Status

On View, Gallery 207

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Title

Putto

Origin

Nuremberg

Date

1540–1560

Medium

Lindenwood

Dimensions

H. 33 cm (13 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1937.875

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