Arent Passer

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Passer, Arent


Date and place of birth unknown; died 1637 in Tallinn. Sculptor and architect.

Of Dutch origin, Passer worked primarily in Tallinn (1589–1637) and Haapsalu (1626–28). He incorporated Renaissance elements in Estonian art. His best known works are the facade of the building of the fraternity of the Black Heads in Tallinn (1597) and the tombstone of Pontus De la Gardie in the Domkirche in Tallinn (1589–95).


Karling, S. “Arent Passer: Lisand Tallinna kunstiajaloole.” In Vana Tallinn, vol. 3. [Tallinn] 1938.
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The stone plaque in the center of the epitaph, a work of Arent Passer, is dedicated to the 1602-03 famine and plague victims.