Johann Paul Egell (1691 - 1752)

The Lamentation of Christ

Paul Egell, The Lamentation of Christ, Mannheim, between 1745 and 1750
Paul Egell, The Lamentation of Christ, Mannheim, between 1745 and 1750

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Johann Paul Egell

1691 - 1752

Egell received his formative artistic education from Balthasar Permoser in Dresden between 1712 and 1717. After returning to Mannheim, Egell was appointed court sculptor there in 1721. He played an important role in the expansion of the elector’s residence and the design of the palace grounds of Schwetzingen Castle. At Mannheim Palace he executed numerous works in stucco, in which he incorporated ornamental French Rococo motifs. Another of his major works is the decoration of Mannheim’s Jesuit Church. He also designed various altars and produced large stone and wooden sculptural figures.

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