Wilhelm Stetter

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Christ before Pilatus, 1535 (Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame, Strasbourg )

Wilhelm Stetter (born 1487 in Strasbourg; died 1552 in the same town) was a Renaissance painter from Alsace.

Stetter was long known by the notname Master W. S. with the Maltese cross until he was identified in 1952 by the scholar Jean Rott (1911–1998).[1][2] As well as a painter, stylistically influenced by Hans Baldung and Albrecht Dürer, Stetter was a member of the Order of Saint John since 1510 (first as an acolyte, then ordained as a priest in 1512).[1]

Works by Stetter are on display in the Musée de l’Œuvre Notre-Dame in his hometown, in the Unterlinden Museum in Colmar, in the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne and in the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Nancy.


  1. ^ a b Zafran, Eric M. "Wilhelm Stetter's "Adoration of the Magi" and a Consideration of Stetter's Painting". JSTOR 20169044. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Le maitre W. S. à la croix de Malte, Wilhelm Stetter [Texte imprimé] / par Jean Rott". sudoc.fr. Retrieved 21 January 2017.

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