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German family of brass-founders. They were among the leading German brass-founders of the 16th century and the 17th; by 1529, following the deaths of Peter Vischer I and Peter Vischer II, (1) Pankraz Labenwolf had become the principal brass-founder in Nuremberg. His son (2) Georg Labenwolf inherited the workshop and foundry; under his direction, they continued to thrive into the mid-17th century. He was succeeded by his nephew Benedikt Wurzelbauer (1548–1620) and great-nephew Johann Wurzelbauer (1595–1656).


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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