Artworks Catalogue

The tabernacle at the highaltar in the parishchurch St Clemens, Eschenlohe photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 11.2017

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Eschenlohe

Parish church S. Clemens (Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Clemens)

Catholic parish S. Clemens Eschenlohe

Artwork

The tabernacle of the Parish church of St Clemens, Eschenlohe

Type

Tabernacle

Dimensions

Height: 352 cm, width: 335 cm

Critical History

The arthistorians Peter Steiner and Norbert Lieb attribute the tabernacle to J. B. Straub whereas Peter Volk says that only the design might be by J. B. Straub and the execution by Franz Xaver Schmädl. 1

Construction / Execution

On the right and left side of the tabernacle are sitting the female sculptures of Faith (right) on the side of Hope (left) above two shrines with reliques. The front of the tabernacle is decorated with the relief of Christ in Emmaus. On top of the tabernacle is lying the sacrificed lamp on the book with seven seals. The materials are wood and metalleaf on groundlayer.

Components

Carpentry
The tabernacle of parishchurch St Clemens, Eschenlohe
Technique(s): sawing
Sculpture
The tabernacle of parishchurch St Clemens, Eschenlohe
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: 1774
Technique(s): wood carving
Polychromy
The tabernacle of parishchurch St Clemens, Eschenlohe
Completed: 1774
Technique(s): oil gilding, water gilding

Comment

The idea of the form of tabernacle goes back to the tabernacles in Ettal St Maria. The execution seems to be more simple.

Conservation-restoration

1858

Treatment Description

We only know that there was a complete restoration.

1906

Treatment Description

Complete restoration no measurements aredocumented.

1990

Treatment Description

Complete restoration of the church in four chapters the altars included.

Images

  1. The tabernacle at the highaltar in the parishchurch St Clemens, Eschenlohe photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 11.2017

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The tabernacle of the Parish church of St Clemens, Eschenlohe, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 24/09/2021) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. 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
  2. Peter Steiner, Münchner Kunsthistorische Abhandlungen, VI, München und Zürich, Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 1974
  3. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984

Notes

1 Peter Volk 1984 p. 47