(active in Upper Bavaria, first quarter of the 16th century)
NATIVITY OF CHRIST
Upper Bavaria, circa 1518
High relief, lime wood
Height: 45 cm; width: 68 cm
Matthäus Krinis is a sculptor from the circle of the important Upper Bavarian artist Hans Leinberger. In 1511 he was granted citizenship in Mühldorf am Inn as an independent master.
Literature: M. Neumeister: Studien zu den Altöttinger Türen und ihrem Meister. Part III, Diss., University Hamburg 1996, p. 100-102, no. 8 with ill.
Schmitt/ Swarzenski: Meisterwerke der Bildhauerkunst in Frankfurter Privatbesitz. Vol. 1 [...], Frankfurt a.M. 1921, no. 163 with ill.
Provenance: collection Jacob H. Weiller, Frankfurt | auction October 21, 1930 at Hugo Helbing, Frankfurt (auction catalogue p. 19, no. 93, ill. Plate 16) | Gallery Dr. Benno Griebert, Meersburg, Lake Constance | private collection, Zürich, from 1952 to 2022