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 Peisser was a leading sculptor in Nuremberg during the second quarter of the 16th century. Working in wood and metal, he made numerous and small sculptures and plaquettes as well as larger works, such as carved altars and fountains in brass. This wood sculpture invites comparison with similar figures found on the fountains designed by Peisser 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 Peisser frequently carved their models in woods.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 207

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

Extended information about this artwork

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