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.
- H. 33 cm (13 in.)
- Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection