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Art Diary

Riemenschneider and Late Medieval Alabaster

17 March 2023

One of the leading sculptors in the late gothic style, Riemenschneider was best-known for his work in wood and stone. This exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art (26 March–23 July) brings together his lesser-known creations in alabaster, including examples produced for St Peter’s church in Erfut, Germany, such as the intricately detailed Saint Jerome and the Lion (c. 1495) and The Virgin Mary of the Annunciation, on loan from the Louvre. Alabaster works by other artists from the same period are also on display; they include monuments created for the tomb of Duke Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1364–1404) by Claus de Werve, a Dutch sculptor active at the Burgundian court. Find out more on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s website.

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Saint Jerome and the Lion (c. 1495),  Tilman Riemenschneider. Cleveland Museum of Art

Mourner of the Tomb of Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy (1364–1404), Claus de Werve. Cleveland Museum of Art

Enthroned Virgin and Child (c. 1480s), Gil de Siloé. Cleveland Museum of Art