RAUCHMILLER, Matthias
(b. 1645, Radolfzell, d. 1686, Wien)

Tomb of Karl von Metternich (detail)

c. 1675
Marble, slightly over-life-size
Frauenkirche, Trier

The figure of the deceased reclines with his sightless eyes apparently having just read a book, in a composition which seems to enhance the sense of immediacy in the scene. The forehead is wrinkled in a frown, the hair falls casually abut the head.




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