Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor, old photograph (source of the photo: Regional Archive Maribor)

Location

Slovenia, Maribor

Regional Museum Maribor

Original location:

Slovenia, Maribor

Studenci (?)

Artwork

The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 105 cm, width: 37 cm, depth: 23,5 cm

Critical History

The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer. He pointed out the significant similarities, specifically with respect to the drapery, with Joseph Straub’s works in Selnica ob Dravi and Podlehnik as well as with other documented works.1

Its conception as a free-standing sculpture placed on the console is considered an exception in Joseph Straub’s opus. We do not know its original location, but it is often suggested in the literature that it originates from Studenci.

Construction / Execution

The sculpture is made of wood. It is placed on the wooden console. The sculpture has naturalistic painting. The drapery and the console are imitating gold.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): sawing, wood carving
Material(s): limewood
Polychromy
Polychromy
Technique(s): oil, water gilding
Material(s): gold leaf, red bole, size

Comment

The sculpture was restored in the past. The complete right hand of the sculpture is lost.

Images

  1. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Regional Museum Maribor, old photograph (source of the photo: Regional Archive Maribor)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk 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 baročni kiparji, in: Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino, n. v. IV, 1957, 71–127
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Maribor, Obzorja, 1963
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1957, 94; Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 168.