Johannes Junge (sculptor)

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Johannes Junge (traceable from 1406 to 1428 in Lübeck ) was a German sculptor of the early 15th century.

Johannes Junge, whose exact life dates have not been recorded, is recorded in Lübeck through his property on the property at Königstrasse 19 for the period from 1406 to 1422 and through acknowledgments of debt in the Lübeck Niederstadtbuch .

One of his main works is the so-called Niendorfer Madonna in the St. Annen Museum Lübeck , dated around 1420 , named after the Lübeck city estate Niendorf, where it was found attached to the gable of a barn in the 1920s. It is said to have stood there with three other sculptures since the beginning of the 19th century. At the time, the estate belonged to the Lübeck mayor Friedrich Adolph von Heintze . It is believed that they may have originally been part of the furnishings in one of the Lübeck churches or chapels that were demolished at the beginning of the 19th century.

His best known work is the sarcophagus for Queen Margaret I of Denmark in Roskilde Cathedral, completed in 1423 . A discarded work piece of her head is in the St. Anne's Museum in Lübeck.

In the first half of the 20th century in particular, art history found it difficult to distinguish Young from the work of the unknown masters of the Lübeck Burgkirchen Cycles and the master of the Darsow Madonna .


Literature, sources and notes

  • Walter Paatz : The Lübeck stone sculpture of the first half of the 15th century (= publications on the history of the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck 9, ZDB -ID 520795-2 ). Schmidt-Römhild, Lübeck 1929.
  • Anna Elisabeth Albrecht: Stone sculpture in Lübeck around 1400: Foundation and origin. Reimer, Berlin 1997, ISBN 3-496-01172-6
  1. Hildegard Vogeler : Madonnas in Lübeck. Lübeck 1993, No. 40, p. 82.

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