Artworks Catalogue

The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor, old photograph (source of the photo: Regional Archive Maribor)

Location

Slovenia, Maribor

Regional Museum Maribor

Original location:

Slovenia, Podlehnik

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Artwork

The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 45 cm, width: 35 cm, depth: 8 cm

Critical History

The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer.1 The sculpture of the Virgin Mary at the top is older and seems to represent a copy of an iconographic type of the Virgin Mary that was worshipped at that time. The original location of the sculpture is unknown, but it is believed it came from the chapel in Podlehnik.

The sculptures of St Dominic and St Clare are of exceptional quality and carved with special attention to details. In the composition of the kneeling saints we can see parallels with the Rosary altar in Birkfeld and with the high altar in Trški vrh (both documented works of Philipp Jakob Straub).

Construction / Execution

The sculptures are made of wood. They are naturalistically painted. Their coats are silvered and rimmed with a golden line. The sculptures are placed on a gilded base, which is carved in the shape of two volutes with a higher pedestal in the middle. It has a fine Rococo-style decoration.

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, oil, red bole, silver leaf, size

Images

  1. The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the 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 miniature sculpture with St Dominic and St Clare in the Regional Museum Maribor, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 05/08/2020) 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; Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 169; Sergej Vrišer, 1979, 18; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 236.