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Glockendon familylocked

  • Jeffrey Chipps Smith


German family of illuminators and print publishers. They were active in Nuremberg during the late 15th century and the earlier 16th. (1) Georg Glockendon I, son of the woodcutter Albrecht Glockendon I, had two sons, (2) Albrecht Glockendon II and (3) Nikolaus Glockendon. The 12 sons of Nikolaus (including Gabriel, Georg II, Jakob, Nikolaus, Sebastian and Wolf) were also artists.

(fl 1484; d 1514).

Woodblock cutter, printer and painter. In 1492 he published Erhard Etzlaub’s Territorial Map of Nuremberg (hand-coloured version, Munich, Bayer. Staatsbib.), the oldest printed political jurisdiction map. He also issued Etzlaub’s Roadmap Through the Holy Roman Empire in 1501, an expanded version of the famous pilgrimage map of 1500. In 1509 Georg published his Von der Kunst Perspectiva (2 pages of text, 37 woodcuts), a plagiarized edition of Jean Pélerin’s De arte perspectiva (Toul, 1505 and 1509).

Johann Neudörfer, the contemporary biographer of Nuremberg’s artists, praised Georg’s numerous illuminated Missals and songbooks. While most of these have yet to be identified, Glockendon’s talents as a painter may be observed in the ...

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U. Thieme and F. Becker, eds: Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 37 vols (Leipzig, 1907–50) [see also Meissner above]