Catalogue raisonné of Niklaus Manuel

Published on: Apr 04, 2017
Niklaus Manuel

Niklaus Manuel

After several years of work by the Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA) the catalogue raisonnée of the Bernese artist has been published.

The Bernese Niklaus Manuel (1484-1530) was a painter, graphic artist and writer, but also a mercenary and statesman. His multifaceted life during the time of Reformation is also reflected in his works. Starting with work on commission for altarpieces and glass paintings of coats of arms, he later wrote carnival plays. His most famous piece of art is a dance of death on the cemetery wall of the Dominican monastery in Berne.

The variety of his works is now represented in his catalogue raisonnée, which has been published in the series of publications of the Burgerbibliothek of Berne. In the first volume, the Manuel specialist and historian Hans Christoph von Tavel and the art historian Michael Egli of SIK pay tribute to the works of the artist in collaboration with Petra Barton Sigrist. The second volume contains a comprehensive description and analysis of his paintings and printed graphic art.

Further information can be obtained in the online data base.

Bibliographic reference:
Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Burgerbibliothek Bern (Hrsg.)
Michael Egli, Hans Christoph von Tavel
Niklaus Manuel. Catalogue raisonné
Basel 2017; Schwabe Verlag, 2 volumes, 916 pages, illustrations