Sebald Bopp

(d. 1503)

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(b Bamberg; d Bamberg, 1503). German painter. Though he is first mentioned as a journeyman in Würzburg in 1474, his earliest known work remains in his native Bamberg: the Sermon of John of Capistrano (c. 1480; Bamberg, Neue Residenz, Staatsgal.), a scene of recent history packed with solid bourgeois figures, in a style modulated from the Netherlandish manner of the Master of the Bamberg Altar. After 1480 Bopp was seemingly in Nuremberg, to judge from the Crucifixion memorial plaque for Peter Volckamer and his wife Apollonia (d 1483; Bamberg, Neue Residenz, Staatsgal.)—an attribution on stylistic grounds, and from later elements in Bopp's style. A portrait of an Elderly Man with a Rosary (1483; Amer. priv. col.) shows the transition of Netherlandish portraiture into an East Franconian idiom.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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