Antique Catholic German Renaissance Carving Bust Stephan Rottaler Landshut 1500

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An exceptionally rare antique German Renaissance carving by Stephan Rottaler (1581-1533), Bavaria circa 1500.
The carving is by Stephan Rottaler, Landshut, Germany, an architect who was a leading figure of Bavarian sculpture in both wood and stone at the beginning of the Renaissance, he produced altars, figures of saints and funerary sculptures. The bust displays a young boy, possibly a novitiate or monastic trainee, the bust is sensitively and finely carved and polychromed. The bust pre-dates the German Reformation by half a century!
The carving has excellent provenance, previously in the collection of famous banker & art collector Jakob Goldschmidt (1882-1955), the carving was then sold in 1959 by the celebrated art dealer John J Klejman of the J.J. Klejman Gallery Madison Avenue New York. The celebrated art dealer and collector Mr. Lawrence A. Fleischman (1925-1997), owner of the Kennedy Galleries in Manhattan, he acquired the carved bust from The Klejman Gallery in 1959 for $1100. The receipt with full description of the carved bust, signed and dated by Klejman is shown in the last picture in this listing, the bust then passed by descent to his daughter Rebecca.
Renaissance carvings by Rottaler very rarely come up for sale, most are either in Museums or located in 15th & 16th century period buildings & churches. Condition is very good.

Height of figure without plinth Height 14cm Depth 8cm Width 14cm


19 inches high × 16 inches wide × 10 inches deep


high × wide x deep

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