Artworks Catalogue

Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, Photo: M. Mannewitz, 2018
Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, Photo: M. Mannewitz, 2018
Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, Photo: M. Mannewitz, 2018

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Andechs

Benedictine abbey and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs (Benediktinerabtei- und Wallfahrtskirche St. Nikolaus, Elisabeth und Maria )

Artwork

Right side altar S Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs

Type

Side altar

Dimensions

Height: 636 cm, width: 256 cm

Inscriptions

  1. S. RASSO (Cartouche above altarpiece)

Critical History

Right sidealtar of St Rasso of Grafrath with St Bernard and Hermann the Lame, by Johann Bapt. Straub, before 1755. Altarpiece of St Rasso by Johann Andreas Wolff, 1703. Inscription above altarpiece "St. Rasso".

1751 - 1755 Modernization of the church for the 300th anniversary of the Benedictine abbey in Andechs.

Components

Carpentry
Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs
Completed: ca. 1751 – ca. 1755
Sculpture
Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: ca. 1751 – ca. 1755
Polychromy
Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs
Completed: ca. 1751 – ca. 1755

Comment

The altar made of red stucco marble and the sculptures are carved in wood, the sculptures have monochrome white painting layer with partial gildings. Frame, vases and details are gilded

Conservation-restoration

1878

Treatment Description

Renovation of the entire interior of the church and restoration of the equipment in 1878

1998/99

Treatment Description

1998/99 preliminary examination of the equipment of the monastery church.

1880

Treatment Description

The architecture of the side altars was also overpainted.The areas with original gilding were kept. "Johan Georg Huber"was the painter who performed the measurement. The white painting layer on the sculptures of the sidealtars was overpainted white and polished. The areas with original gilding were kept.

Images

  1. Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, Photo: M. Mannewitz, 2018
  2. Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, Photo: M. Mannewitz, 2018
  3. Right side altar S. Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, Photo: M. Mannewitz, 2018

Catalogue entry prepared by Martin Mannewitz

Recommended citation: Martin Mannewitz, Right side altar S Rasso of the Benedictine abbey- and pilgrimage church of St Nicholas, Elisabeth and Mary in Andechs, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 22/05/2019) 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, Nr. 54f
  2. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984