UNKNOWN MASTER, Hungarian
(active 1340-1360)

Madonna

1340-60
Painted wood, height 111,5 cm
Magyar Nemzeti Galéria, Budapest

In the French sculpture around 1300 there were several examples of the standing Madonna. Probably a stone Madonna from the Fontenay Abbey influenced the master of this Madonna (called the first Madonna from Toporc), although indirectly through Austrian examples. However, this Madonna is a rather individual variant which influenced sculptors in Upper Hungary and Poland.




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