Jörg Stocker

(fl. 1481—1527)

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(fl Ulm, 1481–?1527). German painter. He is recorded in Ulm between 1481 and 1514; later references come from 1522 and 1527. Around the same period in Ulm Felix Stocker was active as a goldsmith c. 1470 and Anton Stocker (dbefore 1503) was active as a painter between c. 1495 and 1500; the relationships are unknown. Jörg Stocker's first authenticated work is a Christ Carrying the Cross (c. 1481–3; Ulm, Ulm. Mus.), with kneeling members of the Ulm patrician family Roth. The winged altarpiece for the Dorfkirche at Ennetach was commissioned by Graf Endres von Waldburg- Sonnenburg in 1496 (wings, Sigmaringen, Fürstl. Hohenzoll. Samml. & Hofbib.). The Christ Carrying the Cross on its outside panels is signed by Stocker's pupil Martin Schaffner. Other works that can be connected with it on stylistic grounds include the panels of the Passion altarpiece for St Martin at Oberstadion and sections of a winged altarpiece at Schloss Gross-Allmendingen (both c. 1490). Later work includes two panels of an altar of St George (c. 1515–20; Stuttgart, Staatsgal., on loan to Ulm, Ulm. Mus.)


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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