Born in Nuremberg between 1434 and 1437, Michael Wolgemut was the city’s foremost painter and printmaker in the late fifteenth century. Wolgemut developed a large workshop that specialised in the production of large retables, woodcuts, and designs for stained glass windows. The artist’s pupils included his stepson, Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, and Albrecht Dürer, who was in the shop from 1486 until 1489. He and his assistants created retables for Zwickau and Schwabach, among others. He provided woodcuts for many books including the Nuremberg Chronicle.