0007 Ein unbekanntes Meisterwerk altdeutscher Glaskunst: Hans Wertingers gläserne Hostienschale von 1498

  • Fritz Koreny (Author)
    Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universität Wien

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This hitherto unknown glass paten with églomisé painting, dated 1498 and measuring 36 cm in diameter, depicts the meeting of Abraham and Melchisedek. The painting can be attributed to Hans Wertinger, an artist from Landshut, who is well known for his paintings and stained glass. The recently discovered paten is executed in a refined églomisé technique with painting, scratching-out and with underlayers of gold and silver leaf, making it one of the earliest and finest examples of this technique, not only for Bavarian early Renaissance art but worldwide. The paten thus sheds fresh light on Wertinger as it shows him as an highly trained artist who worked also with bravura in the art of verre églomisé.


Hans Wertinger, Wertinger, Hans, Glasschale, Hinterglasmalerei, Gläserne Hostienschale, glass paten, Ameliertechnik, verre églomisé technique, Landshut, Stift Freising, 1498