The two monuments by Riemanschneider of two bishops in the Würzburg Cathedral.
On the left Scherenberg and Lorenz von Bibra on the right. Both were commissioned
by Lorenz who was in office from 1495 to 1519. Although most consider
Riemanschneider best work to be with lime wood, these two works, located side by
side but are separated by twenty years or so, are very important. The motif and the
materials are very similar but a change in styles occurred from Late Gothic to a
Manorism. Scherenberg face shows every wrinkle and character where as Lorenz’s
face is idealized.
This book, available in
English or German is one of
the best books in prints as
far as discussing the two
tombs commissioned by
Lorenz for himself and his