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German family of artists, active in the Upper Rhine region from the mid-15th century to the mid-16th. The sculptor Bartholomäus Wyditz (dafter 1477) from Meissen in Saxony married the daughter of the painter Marx Doiger (d 1477) in Strasbourg in 1469 and took up residence there. His son (1) Hans Weiditz I was probably the father of (2) Hans Weiditz II and was also the father of (3) Christof Weiditz I. (4) Christof Weiditz II was the son of the latter.(1) Hans Weiditz I (b ?Strasbourg, ?c. 1475; d Strasbourg, ?1516). Sculptor. He was probably trained in his father's workshop but he worked as a master in Freiburg im Breisgau between 1497 and 1514. Until 1508 he is described as a Bildhower (sculptor) in the lists of the painters’ guild. The parish account books for 1510 record a payment for carved wooden rosettes for keystones in the chancel of Freiburg Cathedral (originals now Freiburg im Breisgau, Augustinmus.). Between 1512 and 1516 he probably worked on the carved sections (vinescroll decoration and predella) of both the high altarpiece and the Schnewlin altarpiece (c. 1514–15) in the cathedral, in collaboration with the painter hans Baldung. After 1515 he probably returned to Strasbourg.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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