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    Artist Name:

    Workshop of Tilmann Riemenschneider

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    German, ca. 1460 – 1531

    Title:

    St. Andrew

    Date:

    ca. 1505

    Medium:

    Lindenwood, formerly polychromed

    Dimensions:

    40 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

    Accession Number:

    58.57

    On View - Stent Family Wing, Second Level, Gallery 201
    Positioned at eye level in the European galleries of the High Museum of Art is a linden wood (or lime wood) sculpture of an aging man, the biblical apostle and martyr St. Andrew, attributed to the workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation gifted this slight sculpture to the High in 1958 along with more than forty other works of art. Research into St. Andrew focused on several important areas: provenance of this sculpture before the twentieth century; the uncertain attribution to Riemenschneider and his workshop; the question of whether the sculpture was originally colored or uncolored; and an inquiry for technical study.

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