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date: 20 August 2019

Grasser, Asnius, Asimus or Erasmus or Gasserlocked

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German, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1450, in Schmidmühlen; died 1518, in Munich.

Architect, sculptor. Religious subjects, figures.

Bavarian School.

In 1480 he carried out 16 Carnival figures for the old Munich town hall, six of which are extant. No other works of the period evince such a grotesque humour, clearly dictated by the patron in question. Also sometimes attributed to him are the wooden busts representing the Prophets at the Church of Our Lady in Munich....

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