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date: 19 October 2019

Deschler, Joachimlocked

(b c. 1500; d ?Vienna, after Oct 1571).
  • Hermann Maué


(bc. 1500; d ?Vienna, after Oct 1571).

German sculptor and medallist. He is known to have married in Nuremberg in 1532 and to have become a citizen in 1537. He was recorded in 1547 as having made a two-year study journey that took him to Venice and Rome, from which he brought back numerous drawings and works of art; he was also said to be skilled in working marble. Except for this journey, Deschler mostly remained in Nuremberg; only the Imperial Diets were to him worth a journey, in order to obtain commissions, mainly for portrait medals. In 1534 he received a commission from Archduke Maximilian (later Emperor Maximilian II), and in 1548 from King Ferdinand of Bohemia and Hungary (later Emperor Ferdinand I); it was probably he who ordered the costly artefact that Deschler’s son delivered to Prague in 1553: the price paid was 1000 taler.

From the end of the 1550s Deschler lived in Vienna, where, as Maximilian’s court sculptor, he received a fixed salary until his death, the last payment being made in ...

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L. Forrer: Biographical Dictionary of Medallists, 8 vols (London, 1902–30)
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