Artworks Catalogue

The sidealtar dedicated St Augustinus in the parishchurch Holy-Cross, Polling photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 07.2017
The sidealtar dedicated St Maria in the parishchurch Holy-Cross, Polling photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 07.2017

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Polling

Parish church St Holy Cross (Pfarrkirche Heilig Kreuz)

Kath. Pfarramt Hl. Kreuz Polling

Artwork

The added parts on top of the side altars in the Parishchurch Holy-Cross, Polling

Type

Side altar

Critical History

Volk describes the added parts of the sidealtars dedicated to St Maria and St Augustinus: "Around the Holy Spirit a heart which is pierced by an arrow, gilded beams with clouds in silver and for each altar 3 heads of puttos with wings. Lippert does only list the tabernacle. 1

Construction / Execution

The added parts are made by wood and have a polychrome painting layer on a groundlayer or rather a gilded silvered surface.

Components

Sculpture
The added parts on top of the side altars in the Holy-Crosschurch, Polling
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: 1763 – 1764
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): wood
Polychromy
The added parts on top of the side altars in the Holy-Crosschurch, Polling

Comment

Looking at the photos of the sidealtars it seems that a lot more of their decoration dates in the middle of the 18th century and was executed by Straub and his workshop. The ornaments cartouches shoe rocailles which exist only after 1730.

Images

  1. The sidealtar dedicated St Augustinus in the parishchurch Holy-Cross, Polling photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 07.2017
  2. The sidealtar dedicated St Maria in the parishchurch Holy-Cross, Polling photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 07.2017

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The added parts on top of the side altars in the Parishchurch Holy-Cross, Polling, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 20/08/2018) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Johann Caspar Lippert, Kurzgefaßte Nachricht von dem churbaierischen ersten Hofbildhauer Herrn Johannes Straub, in: Augsburgisches monatliches Kunstblatt. Kunstzeitung der kaiserlichen Akademie zu Augsburg, 1772, 53–64
  2. Carola Giedion-Welcker, Bayerische Rokokoplastik, J. B. Straub und seine Stellung in Landschaft und Zeit, München, O. C. Recht Verlag, 1922
  3. Norbert Lieb, Johann Baptist Straub, in: Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, 32, Ulrich Thieme, Felix Becker, Hans Vollmer (ed.), Leipzig , 1938, 162–167
  4. Peter Steiner, Johann Baptist Straub (Münchner kunsthistorische Abhandlungen, VI), München und Zürich, Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 1974
  5. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984

Notes

1 Peter Volk, 1984, 201