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German family of sculptors. They were among the most talented German sculptors of the late 16th century and early 17th. Ebert Wulff I (b ?Hildesheim, c. 1535–40; d Hildesheim, 1606/7) was active in Hildesheim as early as 1568, where he carved the statue of Hildesia (signed and dated 1581) in the Rathaus, the roughly contemporary allegorical carvings in the Ratsapothek and the coat of arms of the Brewers’ guild (1591), among other works. His double wall-tomb of Clamor von Münchhausen (d 1561) and Elisabeth von Landsberg (d 1581) of the early 1580s (Loccum, Klosterkirche) and the monument of Canon Ernst von Wrisberg (d 1590) of 1585–90 in the choir of Hildesheim Cathedral reveal his adoption of Cornelis Floris's ornamental motifs. Ebert I, and later his sons, repeatedly used Netherlandish prints as models for decorations and figural compositional sculptures.


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

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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