Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of putto from the altar of the Holy Cross (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Ptuj

Artwork

The sculptures of putti from the side altar of the Holy Cross from the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj

Type

Side altar

Critical History

The side altar of the Holy Cross in the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul was mentioned for the first time in the chronicle of the minorite monastery and church written by Ludvik Pečko.1 It was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer because of the stylistic similarities with his other works.2

The altar (as well as the church and the monastery) was demolished in the bombing in 1945. There are some preserved photographs, but none of them focusing on the side altar of the Holy Cross. Therefore we can reconstruct only in part his original appearance. Three sculptures of putti have survived, and today they are on display in the chapel of St Anthony of Padua in the rebuilt church. Two of them are bigger and were set on the sides of the altar, while the third one was sitting in the upper part of the altar.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)

Images

  1. The sculpture of putto from the altar of the Holy Cross (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 putti from the side altar of the Holy Cross from 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, 325.

2 Vrišer