Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of St John the Baptist in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St John the Baptist 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, Žička kartuzija

(?)

Artwork

The sculpture of St John the Baptist in Regional Museum Maribor

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 149 cm, width: 78 cm, depth: 45 cm

Critical History

The sculpture of St John the Baptist in Regional Museum Maribor was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer.1 It is said that the sculpture originated from the Carthusian monastery in Žiče. Vrišer highlighted that the sculpture is one of the sculptor’s best works.2

Construction / Execution

Sculpture is made of wood. It has naturalistic painting with gilded drapery and a silver cross. The lamb is silvered.

Components

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

Comment

Gilded camel-skin robe is abraded on several locations and the red bole is seen. There is a visible crack on the sealed part of the left hand.

Images

  1. The sculpture of St John the Baptist in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The sculpture of St John the Baptist 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 sculpture of St John the Baptist 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, Mariborski muzej II: umetnostna zbirka, Maribor, Obzorja, 1979
  4. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1957, 94–95; Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 169; Sergej Vrišer, 1979, 18; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 236.

2 Sergej Vrišer, 1957, 95.