Artworks Catalogue

The interior of the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj, old photograph (source of the photo: Ministry of Culture, Cultural Hertiage Directorate, INDOK Centre)

Location

Slovenia, Ptuj

Artwork

The architecture of the side altars in the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj

Type

Side altar

Critical History

The side altars of St Florian and St Francis of Assisi were mentioned for the first time in the chronicle of the minorite monastery and church written by Ludvik Pečko.1 In 1926, the painting of St Francis of Assisi was replaced with the painting of Immaculata.2

The altars (as well as the church and the monastery) were demolished in the bombing in 1945 and only some fragments survived. Today, the remains are on display in the chapel of St Anthony of Padua in the rebuilt church and in monastery. Old photographs of the church interior helped Sergej Vrišer to attribute the altars to Joseph Straub. He suggested that Joseph Straub made two side altars later than the high altar and the pulpit (which are both his documented works for this church).3 Later, Vrišer changed his opinion about the authorship of the sculptures on the altar. He attributed the sculptures to Joseph Straub`s workshop or to his successor, Joseph Holzinger, retaining the attribution of the altar architecture to Joseph Straub.4

Images

  1. The interior of the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj, old photograph (source of the photo: Ministry of Culture, Cultural Hertiage Directorate, INDOK Centre)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, The architecture of the side altars in the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/07/2020) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. The Historical Archive Ptuj , Ludvik Pečko, Geschichte des Minoritenklosters und von der Pfarre St. Peter u. Paul zu Pettau, SI ZAP 70, R-32, 1861, URL
  2. Mirko Godina, Samostan sv. Petra in Pavla na Ptuju, in: Pax et bonum: spominski listi posvečeni sedemstoletnici minoritskega samostana v Ptuju, Ptuj, Minoritski samostan, 1939, 107–115
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Mariborski baročni kiparji, in: Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino, n. v. IV, 1957, 71–127
  4. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Maribor, Obzorja, 1963
  5. Sergej Vrišer, Doneski k baročni podobi minoritske cerkve v Ptuju, in: Ptujski zbornik, 5, 1985, 339–344
  6. Sergej Vrišer, Baročna podoba cerkve sv. Petra in Pavla, Minoritski samostan na Ptuju: 1239–1989, Ptuj [i. e.], Celje, Mohorjeva družba, 1989, 295–307
  7. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992
  8. Amadeja Pernat, Baročna oprema minoritske cerkve, in: Minoritska zbirka. Del 1, Ostanki srednjeveškega slikarstva in kiparstva ter baročne oltarne plastike iz prvotne minoritske cerkve sv. Petra in Pavla, Ptuj, Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj – Ormož, 2014

Notes

1 Ludvik Pečko, 1861, 323–324

2 Amadeja Pernat, 2014, 34

3 Sergej Vrišer, 1957, 89; Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 168

4 Sergej Vrišer, 1985, 341–342; Sergej Vrišer, 1989, 301; Sergej Vrišer 1992, 235