Gilg Sesselschreiber

(fl. 1496)

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(fl 1496; dafter 1520). German painter, sculptor and bronze-founder. He worked for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I. First mentioned in 1496 as a painter in Munich, from 1502 he was court painter to Maximilian. In 1508 he was entrusted by the Emperor with the execution of life-size bronze figures of Habsburg ancestors for his tomb; he had worked on designs for them previously. That year he moved to Innsbruck to start work in the nearby Mühlau foundries on the figure of King Ferdinand of Portugal, collaborating with the caster Peter Leiminger [Löffler]. Shortly afterwards he was assigned his own foundry: thereafter he had sole responsibility for the project.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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