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Master of the Wolfgang Altarpiece


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(fl c. 1450–70). German painter. He is named after an altarpiece (c. 1460; Nuremberg, St Lorenz) depicting St Wolfgang with other saints and scenes of the Resurrection. Other works are an altarpiece of the Virgin (ex-St Elizabeth, Wrocław; Warsaw, N. Mus.), a Passion altar (c. 1460; Nuremberg, St Lorenz, on loan to the Dreieinigkeitskirche) and a St Catherine altar (1465; Schwabach, SS John and Martin). He has tentatively been identified with Valentin Wolgemut (father of Michael Wolgemut), who was mentioned in Nuremberg records from 1461 and died c. 1469–70.

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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.



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