Artworks Catalogue

Polling Holy Cross sidealtar dedicated St Augustinus Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michael Forstner 07_2017
Polling Holy Cross sidealtar dedicated St Maria Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michael Forstner 07_2017

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Polling

Parish church St Holy Cross (Pfarrkirche Heilig Kreuz)

Kath. Pfarramt Hl. Kreuz Polling

Artwork

The Holy Cross the the added parts on top of the side altars in 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.

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. Polling Holy Cross sidealtar dedicated St Augustinus Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michael Forstner 07_2017
  2. Polling Holy Cross sidealtar dedicated St Maria Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michael Forstner 07_2017

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The Holy Cross the the added parts on top of the side altars in Polling, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 25/05/2018) 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, 22f.
  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 Volk 1984 p. 201