Peter Vischer (Google eBook)

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G. Bell, 1901 - 143 pages
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Page 36 - Everywhere I see around me rise the wondrous world of Art: Fountains wrought with richest sculpture standing in the common mart; And above cathedral doorways saints and bishops carved in stone, By a former age commissioned as apostles to our own. In the church of sainted Sebald sleeps enshrined his holy dust, And in bronze the Twelve Apostles guard from age to age their trust...
Page iv - PRESS : CHARLES WHITTINGHAM AND CO. TOOKS COURT, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON. -; PREFACE THE...
Page 133 - Do MAN ZALT VON CRISTI GEPURT MCCCC UND DARNACH IM LVII JAR AN SANCT MICHAELS TAG DO WARD DIS WERK VOLBRACHT VON MEISTER HERMAN VISCHER zu NURBEG.
Page 44 - According to tradition, Vischer was miserably paid for this great work of labour and art; and he has himself recorded in an inscription upon the monument, that " he completed it for the praise of God Almighty alone, and the honour of St. Sebald, Prince of Heaven, by the aid of pious persons, paid by their voluntary contributions.
Page 130 - The evidence of our eyes, which enable us to trace the development of their style, would be enough to refute that opinion, even if we were without the documentary evidence which shows that father and sons alike were patient and painstaking draughtsmen as well as craftsmen all their lives.
Page 131 - They could apply the lessons they had learnt from their careful study of the Italian Masters, and apply them with successful originality. It is in the energy which lives in the King Arthur...
Page 131 - St. Sebald's tomb, or the Tucher Memorial, with their wholly admirable treatment of lines and planes ; it is in the tender and spiritual feeling infused into the greatest of their bronze portraits that the unanswerable vindication lies of an imitation proved not too slavish and of a study that has...
Page 3 - ... capitalist enterprises of their Handelsadel. The Hanseatic League was a curb to the democratic tendency. For example, when the Patriciate of Brunswick was driven 1 Of Nuremberg Aeneas Silvius, afterwards Pius II, observed In 1468 : " Private dwelling bouses seem to have been built for princes.

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