Pankraz
Labenwolf

brass founder

born Nürnberg, um 1492

died Nürnberg, 20. Sep 1563

Labenwolf was a brass founder of the Renaissance Epoch. He cooperated with model carvers because founders had no training as sculptors: This explains the completely different character of his works; popular with the Gänsemännlein, classical and refined and with the Putto Fountain, courtly with his lying figure for Lemberg according to a typically Polish composition with the deceased supporting his head with his hand (conveyed to Nuremberg/Lemberg via Krakow). For the lying figure a wood model has been preserved in the German National Museum, which was attributed to Hans Peisser.

Style: Renaissance

Period: 16th c.