Wenzel

Wenzel

[Ger. ven-tsuhl]
Jamitzer, Wenzel: see Jamnitzer, Wenzel.
Jamnitzer, Jamitzer, or Gemniczer, Wenzel, 1508-85, leading member of a German family of goldsmiths and engravers. Born in Vienna, he settled in Nuremberg where, as a leading artisan of his day, he executed work for emperors and officials of the court and the church. Examples of his refined workmanship, showing the German adaptation of Italian mannerist forms, are to be seen in the Louvre and in the Victoria and Albert Museum. His gilt bronze nude Spring is in Vienna.
Gemniczer, Wenzel: see Jamnitzer.
Wenzel is a male given name (long version Wenzeslaus) as the German form of the Czech given name Václav or Venceslav, meaning "praised with glory". Variations are Вячеслав (Russian), Vencel (Hungarian), Wacław (Polish), Venceslas/Wenceslas (French), Vinceslao (Italian), Wenceslao (Spanish).

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