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Medal - Willibald von Redwitz, Canon of Bamberg
  • Willibald von Redwitz, Canon of Bamberg
    Dell, Peter the Elder
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Willibald von Redwitz, Canon of Bamberg

  • Object:

    Medal

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1536 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dell, Peter the Elder (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Lead

  • Museum number:

    173-1867

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a lead medal made by Peter Dell the elder in Germany in 1536. The medal represents Willibald von Redwitz, the cousin of Weigand von Redwitz, Bishop of Bamberg. Stylistically this piece resembles Peter Dell's works, although he is better known as a small-scale sculptor than as a medallist.

Peter Dell the Elder (active 1501-1549) was a pupil of Tilman Riemenschneider. Peter Dell was renowned as a tomb-sculptor in Würzburg; he also excuted wood reliefs.

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1536 (made)

Artist/maker

Dell, Peter the Elder (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Lead

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.35 cm, Weight: 514.8 g

Object history note

Provenance: Tross. 140 medals and reliefs were purchased from M. Henri Tross of Paris for £500 by J.C. Robinson for the Museum in 1867.

Descriptive line

Medal, lead, Williband von Redwitz, Canon of Bamberg, by Peter Dell the Elder, Germany, 1536

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Trusted, Marjorie. German Renaissance Medals: A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990, pp. 26-27
Inventory of Art Objects acquired in the Year 1867. Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol. 1. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 22

Materials

Lead

Subjects depicted

Canons (clergy); Leaf (plant material); Coat of arms; Rosary; Tapestry

Categories

Coins & Medals; Portraits; Christianity

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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