Artworks Catalogue

 Brühl, Augustusburg Palace, the stove in the first Antechamber of the Summerappartment (LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland, photo by: Silvia Margrit Wolf, 2012)
 Brühl, Augustusburg Palace, the stove in the second Antechamber of the Summerappartment (LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland, photo by: Silvia Margrit Wolf, 2012)
 Brühl, Augustusburg Palace, the stove in the Audiencechamber of the Summerappartment (LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland, photo by: Silvia Margrit Wolf, 2012)

Location

Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Brühl

Augustusburg, Castle (Schloss Augustusburg)

Original location:

Germany

Artwork

The decoration of the 3 stoves in the Summerappartement of Augustusburg Palace, Brühl

Type

Sculpture

Inscriptions

  1. ELECTOR SECVRVS VBIQUE SPIRAT (shield in the hands of the female sculpture, stove 2nd antechamber)

Critical History

For the Summerappartment in the castle Augustusburg, Brühl, three stoves made by fayence were executed by J. G. Hartl under the direction of Francois Cuvilliés the Elder in the year 1741. The stoves were already in the 18. century referred as "bavarian." Gustav Woeckl attributed the sculptural decoration to J. G. Hartl and the models for it to Johann Baptist Straub. #N-1# Peter Volk is following this idea in his monography about Johann Baptist Straub. #N-2#

Construction / Execution

The decoration is described as follows:
Stove in the first Antechamber: heads of young women with long necks, on top: Chronos with hourglass and globe with a putto.
Stove in the second Antechamber: heads of young women with long necks, cartouche with the head of a lion, relief with two cherubs pooring the signs of religious and secular power, presenting the crown to a pyramide. On each side a sitting woman and a man, she is holding a shield with the inscription: SELECTOR SECVRVS VBIQUE SPIRAT" with pseudochronostichon. On top: the bust of elector Clemens August with two cherubs one has a ring in the form of a snake.
Stove in the Audience chamber: Stove with decoration of war trophies: the head of Mars, at his sides atlantherms. On top: sculpture of a sitting Minerva with two cherubs.

Components

Sculpture
The decoration for 3 stoves in the Summerappartement of Augustusburg Castle, Brühl
Completed: 1741
Material(s): clay

Comment

The stoves are made by clay and have a white glaze and gilded ornaments, the sculptural decoration is made by "fayence and gilded."

Images

  1. Brühl, Augustusburg Palace, the stove in the first Antechamber of the Summerappartment (LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland, photo by: Silvia Margrit Wolf, 2012)
  2. Brühl, Augustusburg Palace, the stove in the second Antechamber of the Summerappartment (LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland, photo by: Silvia Margrit Wolf, 2012)
  3. Brühl, Augustusburg Palace, the stove in the Audiencechamber of the Summerappartment (LVR-Amt für Denkmalpflege Rheinland, photo by: Silvia Margrit Wolf, 2012)

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The decoration of the 3 stoves in the Summerappartement of Augustusburg Palace, Brühl, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 16/12/2018) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Gerhard P. Woeckel, Die drei Rokokoöfen des Schlosses Augustusburg zu Brühl, in: Alte und moderne Kunst 70, Innsbruck, 1963, 22-28
  2. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984