Lupescu, Radu (Cluj): Heraldic commissions in architectural context: The architectural workshop of Cluj in the fifteenth century

The present paper will focus on a particular workshop which seems that was involved in the production of armorial bearings displayed in different architectural context. In the mid-fifteenth century several arms displayed on public and private buildings has appeared in Transylvania and some of them shows identical stylistic and structural features. They could be related to a workshop that was active in Cluj (Kolozsvár, Klausenburg) and was in charge at least with the parish church and the town fortifications. They carried out other different works for lay and ecclesiastic commissioners, among them being John Hunyadi, the governor of Hungary.

This paper will be presented at the workshop: Heraldic artists and painters in the Middle Ages / Peintres et artistes héraldistes au Moyen Age (Poitiers, 10-11 April 2014)

Cite the article as: Torsten Hiltmann, "Lupescu, Radu (Cluj): Heraldic commissions in architectural context: The architectural workshop of Cluj in the fifteenth century", in: Heraldica nova. Medieval Heraldry in social and cultural-historical perspectives (blog on Hypotheses.org), published: 25/02/2014, Internet: https://heraldica.hypotheses.org/862.

Torsten Hiltmann

Torsten Hiltmann is Juniorprofessor for the High and Late Middle Ages and Auxiliary Sciences at the University of Münster. He is interested in new approaches to late medieval and early modern heraldry, the medieval notion of kingship and the methods and technologies of Digital Humanities. On hypotheses.org, he is maintaining, among others, the blog “Heraldica Nova”.

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