Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of angel (photo by Matej Klemenčič, 2017)
The sculpture of angel (photo by Matej Klemenčič, 2017)

Location

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Private owner

Original location:

Slovenia, Ptuj

Parish and Minorite Church of St Peter and Paul (Župnijska in minoritska cerkev sv. Petra in Pavla)

Artwork

The sculpture of angel from the main altar of the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul

Type

Sculpture

Critical History

It is said that the sculpture of angel originates from the high altar of the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul in Ptuj. According to one of the former owners, he received it as a gift from the minorites in Ptuj.

We can confirm the attribution of the sculpture to Joseph Straub with the stylistic comparisons: in his oeuvre we can find several similar chubby angels with double chin, open mouth, round nose, big open eyes with distinct upper eyelid and curly hair (the similarities are especially evident when this angel is compared to those from the high altar from Studenci and the organ case in Sladka Gora).

Construction / Execution

The sculpture is made of wood. The hands and the lower part of the body were probably cut off because they were severely damaged or even entirely lost. There is some damage on the left side of the angel`s face.

Images

  1. The sculpture of angel (photo by Matej Klemenčič, 2017)
  2. The sculpture of angel (photo by Matej Klemenčič, 2017)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič, The sculpture of angel from the main altar of the minorite Church of St Peter and Paul, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 05/08/2020) URL