Lienhardt Baumhauer

(c. 1540—1604)

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(b ?Schwäbisch Gmünd, c. 1540; d Tübingen, 1 March 1604). German sculptor. He was probably the brother of veit Baumhauer who worked in Würzburg. Lienhardt worked in Tübingen with Jacob Woller (d 1564), who was probably also his teacher. The choir of the Stiftskirche of St Georg in Tübingen had in 1550 become the burial place of the ducal family of Württemberg. Baumhauer and Woller collaborated on a stone tomb there for Duke Christopher (d 1568), his wife Anna (d 1589) and Prince Eberhard (d 1568). Although the tomb bears Woller's master's symbol, most of the work was done by Baumhauer. Most of his work consisted of making tombs in stone, mainly in the form of wall monuments with statues. In 1561 he made a tomb for Ritter Jerg von Ehingen in the parish church in Kilchberg (nr Tübingen). The tomb of Hans Herter von Herteneck (d 1563) in the Stiftskirche of the Heilige Kreuz at Stuttgart has Baumhauer's initials on it.


From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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