STATUE OF DUTCH HERO JAN VAN SCHAFFELAAR, 2004
PRESENTED BY MUSEUM NAIRAC IN BARNEVELD (HOLLAND)
a model for the armour a beautiful painting by Friedrich Herlin, c. 1460, was chosen depicting
St. George and the dragon.
Gotscha worked for nearly 2000 hours to hammer and burnish the steel
plates into the required form. He had to transform a two-dimensial picture
into a three-dimensional object and it took al his long experience as a
master- armourer and and artist to do this. The resulting armour is
splendid and gives a completely accurate impression of how Jan van
Schaffelaar would have looked at the time. It now forms one of the
showpieces of the museum exhibition."
Drs. Priscilla van Leeuwen, Chef Curator of the Museum Nairac in Barneveld
Frederich Herlin, 1462 - Stadtmuseum Nordlingen
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