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6 Dagmar Preising A Neo-Gothic Carver's Collection of Gothic Sculptures

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Dr. Dagmar Preising, Curator Suermondt – Ludwig - Museum Aachen
A Neo-Gothic Carver's Collection of Gothic Sculptures. Meaning and Function


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6 Dagmar Preising A Neo-Gothic Carver's Collection of Gothic Sculptures

  1. 1. Dagmar Preising Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum Aachen A Neo-Gothic Carver‘s Collection of Gothic Sculptures. Meaning and Function
  2. 2. Richard Möst (Moest) (Horb/Swabia 1841 – 1906 Cologne) Carver, Restorer, Collector The widower Möst with his three children Möst‘s portrait and letterhead
  3. 3. Möst as a carver two reliefs (90 x 77 cm), from the former retable on the highaltar of St John Baptist in Cologne
  4. 4. Iustitia and Prudentia, oak, non- polychromed, 39,3 x 13 cm, Cologne City Museum Signature of Möst at the plinth of Prudentia
  5. 5. Möst as a restorer Antwerp altarpiece, c. 1520 Cologne Cathedral, purchased in 1840/42, restored by Möst‘s workshop Antwerp altarpiece, c. 1520/30, Aldenhoven (Rhineland), parish church St Martin, 1898/99 restored by Möst‘s workshop
  6. 6. Möst as a collector The sculpture collection in his private home, Cologne
  7. 7. Views of the sculpture collection in his private home, Cologne
  8. 8. Sculptures of the Möst coll., since 1907 in the S(L)M Aachen I. Cologne: - 14th - early 16th century (Master Wilhelm von Arborch)
  9. 9. II. The Low Countries: - Antwerp, c. 1500, with quality mark - Mechelen, c. 1500-1510, with quality mark - Northern Netherlands, 1520-1530
  10. 10. III. Ulm - Master Hartmann, c. 1430, 117 x 48,7 cm - Hans Multscher, c. 1430/40, 38,8 x 14,8 cm - Michel Erhart (workshop), c. 1490, 54 x 27,5 cm
  11. 11. Ulm: - Niklaus Weckmann, c. 1520 , 115 x 39 cm - Daniel Mauch, c. 1510-15, 163 x 52 cm
  12. 12. Möst‘s manipulation on medieval sculptures: carved additions North Brabant ‚ ‘s-Hertogenbosch?, St Catherine, c. 1525/30, 119,9 x 38,5 cm, SLM Aachen Position of later added components (drawing: Ulrike Villwock)
  13. 13. Upper Swabia (Biberach?), Saint Anne with the Virgin and Child, limewood, 48 x 75,5 cm, SLM Aachen
  14. 14. Upper Swabia (Biberach?) Saint Anne, limewood, polychromy stripped off, details Copy of the angel/putto Original angel/putto
  15. 15. Sculptures of the collection as inspiration for new sculptural inventions Kneeling Virgin Cologne (?), walnut, c. 1400/30, 39,1 x 27,5 cm, SLM Aachen St. Joseph, Möst, 1870-1900, oak, 41,6 x 30,3 cm, Cologne City Museum
  16. 16. Carved additions with polychromy Decapitation of St John the Baptist, South Germany (workshop master of Rabenden, Munich), c. 1520, 50 x 49,4 cm, SLM Aachen
  17. 17. Decapitation of St John the Baptist, details showing Möst‘s additions (both arms of the executioner, head of St John, plate and Salome‘s forearms)
  18. 18. Mouldings and carved copies Kneeling Virgin Cologne (?), walnut, c. 1400/30, 39,1 x 27,5 cm, SLM Aachen two mouldings Cologne City Museum
  19. 19. Panel depicting Fides, c. 1890 (?) oak, 37,6 x 18,8 cm, SLM Aachen Moulding of the panel, Cologne City Museum
  20. 20. Relief of the former altarpiece on the highaltar of St John the Baptist in Cologne, Birth of St John, Möst, 1893 Moulding Cologne City Museum
  21. 21. Example for a late 19th century collection of mouldings: the atelier of the neogothic sculptor Peter Fuchs, Cologne Cathedral
  22. 22. Scaled/downsized copies Original, c. 1500, oak, 81 x 26,9 cm, SLM Aachen Copy, 1890ies, oak, 40,2 x 14,2, Cologne City Museum Angel with Arma Christi, Lower Rhine
  23. 23. St Magdalen, Middle Rhine (?), c. 1500-1510, H 67 cm, ex-coll. Rautenstrauch Trier, present location unknown Copy, Möst, oak, 36,2 x 18,5 cm, Cologne City Museum
  24. 24. Reversed/ mirror-inverted copies Copy, 1898/99 (?), Möst, oak, 17,2 x 8,2 cm Parish church Aldenhoven, Antwerp altarpiece Copy, 1898/99 (?), Möst, oak, 15,2 x 7,6 cm Cologne City Museum Prophet of an Antwerp altarpiece, formerly SLM Aachen, present location unknown
  25. 25. Replacing the original with a copy Soldier of a crucifixion scene, Antwerp, from the retable in Aldenhoven (Rhineland), previously SLM Aachen, present location unknown Original Copy, c. 1898/99, Möst, oak, Antwerp retable in Aldenhoven
  26. 26. Antwerp altarpiece in Merl (Moselle), c. 1520 Carved tendrils with prophets and Jesse are copies. Fragments of a tendril with prophets, part of a Tree of Jesse, probably from the Merl Antwerp altarpiece, c. 1520 Cologne City Museum
  27. 27. Ferdinand Langenberg in Goch / Lower Rhine as a carver and collector Langenberg collection in Goch Draft of an altarpiece as an example for Langenberg as a carver
  28. 28. The Kramer Brothers in Kempen /Lower Rhine as carvers and collectors. Presentation of the Kramer Museum in Kempen by Konrad Kramer himself in 1912
  29. 29. Suermondt-Museum in 1910: Presentation of the sculpture collection, including the Möst collection

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