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Friedrich Schramm

(fl. c. 1480—1515)


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(flc. 1480–1515). German sculptor. He worked as a wood-carver in Ravensburg, where he made an altarpiece (untraced) for the high altar of Unsere Liebe Frau, inscribed: ‘This panel was carved by Master Friedrich Schramm and painted and coloured by master Christof Kelltendorfer in 1480’. The names of both artists are also recorded in tax books. Schramm was formerly considered by most authors to have carved the Virgin of Mercy (c. 1480; Berlin, Skulpgal.) from Unsere Liebe Frau, Ravensburg, but in 1943 Otto reattributed to Michel Erhart (see Erhart, (1)) all the works that had been given to Schramm on stylistic grounds. This opinion has been widely accepted. Schramm is sometimes mentioned in connection with Swabian sculpture, for example the Lamentation at SS Cornelius and Cyprian in Tosters, Austria.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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