Artworks Catalogue

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

St Trinitatis (Dreifaltigkeitskirche )

Dompfarramt München

Artwork

St Trinitatis epitaph for count Gaudentius von Rechberg and his wife Maria Adelaide in Munich

Type

Sculpture

Critical History

Lippert lists the epitaph as no. 20. 1 The epitaph shows the date 1746 the same year when the wife died the count died 11 years before.2

Construction / Execution

The construction is built from marble in different modifications. Follwing Volk the decoration and attributes are made from lead- tin cast and gilded.2

Components

Stonework
München, St Trinitatis epitaph for count Gaudentius von Rechberg and his wife Maria Adelaide
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: 1746
Technique(s): carved stone
Metalwork
München, St Trinitatis epitaph for count Gaudentius von Rechberg and his wife Maria Adelaide
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: 1746
Technique(s): casting
Polychromy
München, St Trinitatis epitaph for count Gaudentius von Rechberg and his wife Maria Adelaide
Completed: 1746
Technique(s): oil gilding

Comment

Volk follows the theory of Steiner who says that the relief of the tabernacle comes from the Bittrich Monastery.2

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, St Trinitatis epitaph for count Gaudentius von Rechberg and his wife Maria Adelaide in Munich, 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. Peter Steiner, Johann Baptist Straub (Münchner kunsthistorische Abhandlungen, VI), München und Zürich, Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 1974
  3. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straubs Törring-Epitaph in Au am Inn, in: Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst 3. F.33, 1982, 155-172
  4. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984

Notes

1 Lippert 1772 p. 59

2 Volk 1984 p. 192