Heinrich Füllmaurer


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(fl Herrenberg, nr Tübingen, 1526–46). German painter and draughtsman. He was a close friend of the Reformation theologian Kaspar Gräter, who later became a Lutheran court preacher; in 1537 Gräter dedicated a catechism to him. Füllmaurer is documented as having worked with Albrecht Mayer and Marx Weiss the younger (1536–80) on the painted decoration of the ducal apartments in Stuttgart. He also collaborated with Mayer on a series of over 500 coloured drawings (Vienna, Österreich. Nbib.) for the two herbals written by the botanist Leonhard Fuchs, De historia stirpium commentarii (Basle, 1542) and Neu Kreuterbuch (Basle, 1543), and in addition completed hundreds of drawings for a sequel, which was never published (the majority of the wood blocks are in Tübingen, U. Botanisches Inst.). One of the woodcuts includes portraits of Füllmaurer and Mayer, as well as a portrait of the Strasbourg woodblock-carver Veit Speckel (d 1590), clearly based on a drawing by Hans Baldung.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.