MEIT, Conrad
(b. ca. 1480, Worms, d. 1550, Antwerpen)

Tomb of Philibert le Beau of Savoy

Church of Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse

The attachment to Gothic forms and traditions in the first decades of the 16th century is remarkably illustrated in one of the outstanding achievements of Western sculpture - the tombs of Margaret of Austria, her husband Philibert le Beau and her mother Margaret of Bourbon, executed under the direction of Conrad Meit of Worms as late as the 1530s. Meit shows himself as one of the most successful Renaissance-minded Northern carvers of his day. In the tombs at Brou in France, however, both the overall setting and the details of execution are largely Gothic in conception.

Philibert II (1480-1504), surnamed the Handsome or the Good (in French Philibert le Beau), was the Duke of Savoy from 1497 until his death.

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