The Allegorical Portrait of a Clergyman
The Allegorical Portrait of a Clergyman is quite an interesting matter along Christoph Daniel Schenck’s works. The complexity of the allegorical subject is reflected in the composition, which is pervaded by an extraordinary „Horror Vacui“ and by ambitious plastic stratification. The rectangular lime wood relief , signed and dated 1672, represents a high church dignitary kneeling on a small stool. While writing in a large open volume, he contemplates a crucifix of the Redeemer. This testifies for a specific portraiture typology in the production within the religious artist’s career.
CHRISTOPH DANIEL SCHENK
Constance 1633–1691 ibid
THE ALLEGORICAL PORTRAIT OF A CLERGYMAN
signed and dated 1672: C.D.Schenck, Inv. & scvlp. Constaniae