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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    A GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED CARVED RELIEF DEPICTING THE PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO HANS KLOCKER AND WORKSHOP, AUSTRIAN, CIRCA 1500-1525

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    A GILTWOOD AND POLYCHROME-DECORATED CARVED RELIEF DEPICTING THE PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO HANS KLOCKER AND WORKSHOP, AUSTRIAN, CIRCA 1500-1525
    The back with paper labels and multiple numbers inscribed in graphite and yellow chalk
    36½ in. (93 cm.) high, 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide


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    The sculptor Hans Klocker was active in the town of Brixen (Bressanone) at the end of the 15th century. The Tyrol, which is now divided between Austria and Italy, was a particularly fertile center for the production of carved and painted wooden altarpieces during the late Gothic and Renaissance periods. For a related altarpiece by Klocker see P. Williamson ed., European Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1996, pp. 108-9 (entry by N. Jopek).

    Provenance

    with Blumka Gallery, New York, 1997(?).


    Exhibited

    On loan to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1999 until present.