Dominicus Steinhart (1655 Weilheim - 1712 München, Germany)

Bavarian ivory sculptor

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Dominicus, Weeping Christ,  Early 18th century. H: 8,6 cm. W: 16,1 cm. 
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Kunstkammer.

Weeping Christ, Early 18th century. H: 8,6 cm. W: 16,1 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Kunstkammer.

 

Dominicus Steinhart was born in Weilheim. With his brother Franz he collaborated on several major commissions. In 1674-76 both travelled to Italy where they spent some years, mainly in Rome. There they worked for the Polish Prince Radziwill. Later Prince Colonna engaged them to carve a large ebony cabinet decorated with carved ivory panels.

 

Dominicus, Christ falls under the Cross   
H: 10,5 cm. W: 18,8 cm. Early 18th century.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Kunstkammer.

Christ falls under the Cross H: 10,5 cm. W: 18,8 cm. Early 18th century. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Kunstkammer.

 

Dominicus Steinhart created reliefs with scenes from the Old and the New Testaments and from Classical mythology. Often his works based on paintings or prints by Michelangelo, Raphael and other Italian artists.

 

Dominicus, Tankard. The Abduction of the Sabine Women. C. 1700.H: 33,8 cm.
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Kunstkammer.

Tankard. The Abduction of the Sabine Women. C. 1700.H: 33,8 cm. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. Kunstkammer.

 

Dominicus, Saint Sebastian. 1680-1700. H: 8 3/8 in. (21,3 cm).

Saint Sebastian. 1680-1700. H: 8 3/8 in. (21,3 cm).

 

Dominicus Steinhart`s ivory-works are distinguished by its masterly handling of the material and its richly sculptural quality. His works are located in museums and private Collections and are highly prized in the world. Do you think you own a work by Dominicus Steinhart? Contact us. We are the ivory experts on Dominicus Steinhart.



 

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