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Saint Catherine Ludwig Jupan


Ludwig Jupan documented between 1486 and 1538, Marburg

Alkotói korszak
Culture German
Date 1500–1510
Object type sculpture
Medium, technique oak

123.5 x 42 x 27 cm

Inventory number 67.4
Collection Sculptures
On view Museum of Fine Arts, Second Floor, European Sculpture 1350-1800, Gallery 1

The sculptor Ludwig Jupan von Marburg worked in Kalkar and in Marburg. His style was markedly influenced by the art of the Low Countries, which was true of most sculptors working in towns along the Rhine at the time. His sculptures had some typical characteristics: an oval face, a high forehead and thin though dominant lips. The character of the sculpture of Saint Catherine is very close to the artworks of Ludwig Jupan, so it was probably carved in his workshop. Saint Catherine of Alexandria was one of the most popular female saints in the Late Middle Ages and was often portrayed.


Balogh, Jolán – Szmodisné Eszláry, Éva, Katalog der ausländischen Bildwerke des Museums der bildenden Künste in Budapest, 4.-18. Jahrhundert, Bd. 3. Neuerwerbungen, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1994, p. 62., no. 46.

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