Artworks Catalogue

The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michel Forstner 07.2017
The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michel Forstner 07.2017
The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michel Forstner 07.2017

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Schäftlarn

monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana (Klosterkirche St. Dionys und St. Juliana)

Monastery of the Benedictins Schäftlarn

Artwork

The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana in Schäftlarn

Type

Pulpit

Critical History

On top of the sounding board of the pulpit the sculptural group of the "Churchs Allegory" is presented who is overthrowing the teacher of the false doctrine Tanchelin. At the edge of the sounding board the 4 symbols of the evangelists are fixed. Two herms are supporting the sounding bord. On its underside the gloriole with gods eye is installed. At the basket the sculptures of Moses and St Paulus as well as the relief with the "Fishing of St Peter" are fixed.1

Construction / Execution

The pulpit and it´s sculptural decoration are performed by wood. The architecture is painted in a monochrome grey. The sculptures are painted in monochrome white with gilded details. The relief, the clouds, the attributes and the halos are gilded. The entry to the basket is situated in the rear wall.

Components

Carpentry
The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn
Completed: 1756 – 1765
Technique(s): polished white, sawing, water gilding, wood carving
Material(s): lead white, wood
Sculpture
The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: 1756 – 1765
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): wood
Polychromy
The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn
Completed: 1756 – 1780

Conservation-restoration

1880

Treatment Description

There are no archival notes that the pulpit was overpainted as the architecture of high altar and side altars

1924

Treatment Description

In 1924 the Radspieler company, Munich executed small repairs.

1957

Treatment Description

1957 is documented that: "the pulpit was restored together with the four small sidealtars."

2008

Treatment Description

From 2008 -2010 the Fromm company, Parsberg restored the complete polychromed equipment. The concept was to preserve as far as possible the historical condition. The painting layers were consolidated, the surface was cleaned, inconvenient overpaintings were removed. Some areas in a shorter distance to the spectator were overpainted (e. g. polished white). In some areas the wood had to be consolidated. Lackings were filled and retouched. The original lacquer on the marbling was reconstructed.

Images

  1. The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michel Forstner 07.2017
  2. The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michel Forstner 07.2017
  3. The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana, Schäftlarn photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites photo Michel Forstner 07.2017

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The pulpit in the monastery church St Dionys and St Juliana in Schäftlarn, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 24/08/2019) 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. Carola Giedion-Welcker, Bayrische Rokokoplastik. J. B. Straub und seine Stellung in Landschaft und Zeit, Munich, Recht, 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
  6. Roland Götz, Leib und Seele, catalogue for the exhibition in Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Sieveking, 2014

Notes

1 Peter Volk 1984, p. 202