Johannes Stenrat

John Stenrat (c. 1410-15 probably in Lübeck, † 1484 ) was a German painter and sculptor of the 15th century, who worked in Lübeck.

Life and work

Stenrat is more commonly detected because of its considerable assets in Lübeck old documents. The documentary references to his work are less frequent. Since the Hanseatic city of Lübeck at that time was one of the venues for late-Gothic art in northern Europe, the evidence of his work are widely scattered in the course Hanseatic trade.

Stenrat completed the high altar of his colleague Hans Hesse ( sculptor ) ( 1456 ) in the Birgit Tinen convent and monastery church Vadstena ( 1458/59 ). His signature is found on the altar in 1471 resulting Bälinge in Sweden. Because of these two works, further work him by art historians to be assigned, including the crescent Madonna and the Holy Olav the climber as well as the sculptures of St. Luke's altar in Luebeck St. Anne's Convent, altarpieces Sånga and Husby at the Museum of Stockholm.

He is regarded as an important link of the Low German -carving in the sequence between the Master Francke and Bernt Notke.


The Stenrat attributed Birgittaskulptur in Kråksmåla church is mapped on a Swedish stamp of 2003.