Christoph Daniel Schenck (1633 - 1691)

The Archangel Michael's Battle with the Devil

Christoph Daniel Schenck, Michael's Battle with the Devil, Constance, 1683
Christoph Daniel Schenck, Michael's Battle with the Devil, Constance, 1683

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Christoph Daniel Schenck

1633 - 1691

Schenk learned his trade fram his father Hans Christoph and his uncle Hans before travelling as a journeyman to Mindelheim and Munich. He returned to Constance around 1660 and took over his father’s workshop soon afterwards. At first, following the tradition of the workshop, he primarily carried out commissions from churches and monasteries for large sculptures. His clients included the monasteries of Einsiedeln and St. Gallen, as well as churches in Constance and Überlingen. Religious subjects were predominant in his large sculptural work, and the same was true of the small sculptures which made up an increasing proportion of his work from about 1675 onwards and which are today considered his foremost artistic achievement.

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