Jacob Haylmann

(fl. c. 1500—1525)

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(b ?Schweinfurt; fl c. 1500; d Annaberg, Germany, before 30 Nov 1525). German architect. Around 1500 he was working in the chief Bohemian lodge at Prague Castle under benedikt Ried, and he may have been the Master Jacob who worked on the courtroom there in 1503. He is not, however, to be confused with the foreman of the same name who worked at St Barbara's, Kutná Hora (Ger. Kuttenberg), Bohemia (now Czech Republic), in 1512. In 1515 Haylmann took over the construction of the Annenkirche, Annaberg, which he completed in 1521–2, with superb vaulting (see Germany, fig. 1). At the same time he was involved in designing and advising on buildings elsewhere. In 1517 he presented a drawing for the new building of the church of the Assumption at Most (Ger. Brüx), Bohemia (now Czech Republic), and in the same year assisted in rebuilding St Wenzel, Naumburg, which had been destroyed by fire. In 1521 he advised on the construction of the Marienkirche and the new market hall at Zwickau and visited the unfinished castle at Meissen, where the north-east wing with the armorial hall was completed to his designs in the following year. In 1522–3 he made a design, which was not executed, for the vault of the Marienkirche, Zwickau.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.