The Riemenschneider Disciples
Workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider
The Twelve Disciples
Germany, Middle Franconia, Abenberg?
c. 1510 - 1520
Limewood; central panel: 33 x 115 cm, side panels: 30 x 55 cm
By repute from the Marienkapelle in Abenberg, Middle Franconia; Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich (Inv. MA 1797-99);
Sold to the Bernheimer Gallery in 1951;
Christie's London, 14 December 1999, lot 48.
These limewood reliefs are attributed to the workshop of Tilman Riemenschneider, who ran one of the largest and most productive workshops anywhere in Germany around 1500. The panels depict the twelve apostles who are recognisable by their attributes but also by the distinctive physiognomies assigned to them.
SOLD TO A PRIVATE COLLECTION