Jörg Huber

(fl. 1492—1496)

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(fl 1492–6). German sculptor. He is registered as a citizen of Kraków from 22 June 1496 and had previously lived in Passau, where he may have been born. He worked as an assistant to veit Stoss, signing his name with that of Stoss on the tomb of King Kasimir IV Jagiellon (1492) in Wawel Cathedral. Huber's signature, Jorig Huebek von Iv, appears on the shield of Goliath, one of the figures of the capitals supporting the tomb's canopy. His style can be distinguished from that of Stoss; he certainly executed the capitals and probably also collaborated on the reliefs of the tombs and perhaps also helped to devise the small scenes on the capitals. Huber may have worked under Stoss on the tomb of Zbigniew Oleśnicki, Bishop of Kraków (d 1493; completed 1496), now in Gniezno Cathedral, and may have collaborated with him on the tomb of Peter von Bnin (d 1494) in Włocławek; the inscription tablet of the tomb is stylistically very similar to the capitals of Kasimir's tomb. The Virgin and Child in the curve of the bishop's crook and two coats of arms at either end of the tomb may also be Huber's work.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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