Franz Hoppenstätt (died 1657 or 1658) was a German-Estonian wood carver.

Life and works Edit

Funerary chapel of Bogislaus von Rosen in St. Nicholas' Church, Tallinn.

Franz Hoppenstätt probably came originally from Bremen. His work is evident in Estonia from the 1640s. From 1653 he was a citizen of Tallinn.[1] There he worked as a wood carver. His Early Baroque works that were decorated with splendid acanthus ornamentation have become famous.

Particularly well known works include:

None of the works bear Hoppenstätt's signature, so their attribution to him remains in doubt; but all three works are by the same artist.[4]

Hoppenstätt died in the late 1650s, probably of the plague.

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References Edit

  1. ^ The Decorative Screen of the Chapel of Bogislaus Rosen Archived 2007-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. English text of the Art Museum in Estonia.
  2. ^ Destroyed during a Soviet air raid on Tallinn in March 1944, albeit fragments remain
  3. ^ Eesti Elulood. Tallinn: Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus 2000 (= Eesti Entsüklopeedia 14) ISBN 9985-70-064-3, p. 94
  4. ^ Art Museum of Estonia

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