Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of St George in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St George in Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Maribor

Regional Museum Maribor

Original location:

Slovenia

Castle Kozjak pri Kungoti (?)

Artwork

The sculptures of St George and St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 147 cm, width: 100 cm, depth: 56 cm

Critical History

Sergej Vrišer attributed the sculptures of St George and St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor to Philipp Jakob Straub.1 The original location of the two sculptures is not documented, but it is believed they came from the castle Kozjak near Spodnja Kungota. Vrišer compared the sculptures with those from the high altar of Italian Church (Welsche Kirche) in Graz, which is also an attributed work of Philipp Jakob Straub.2

Construction / Execution

Sculptures are made of wood. They are naturalistically painted. The drapery is gilded and silvered. Some silver parts of the drapery are painted with red or green lacquer to imitate precious stones. The carvings which are imitating metal, such as helmet, sword, spear and curb are gilded or silvered.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Philipp Jakob Straub (Wiesensteig 1706 – Graz 1774)
Technique(s): sawing, wood carving
Material(s): limewood
Polychromy
Polychromy
Technique(s): oil, water gilding
Material(s): calcium carbonate, gold leaf, oil, red bole, silver leaf, size

Images

  1. The sculpture of St George in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The sculpture of St George in Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The sculpture of St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, The sculptures of St George and St Martin of Tours in Regional Museum Maribor, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/07/2020) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Sergej Vrišer, Mariborski muzej II: umetnostna zbirka, Maribor, Obzorja, 1979
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Doneski k opusu baročnih kiparjev Straubov in Jožefa Holzingerja, in: Kronika: časopis za slovensko krajevno zgodovino, let. 31, št. 2/3, 1983, 144–148
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1979, 13; Sergej Vrišer 1983, 147; Sergej Vrišer 1992, 237.

2 Sergej Vrišer 1983, 147.