Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)
The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, detail (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)
The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, detail (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)
The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, detail (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Negova

Artwork

The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 184 cm, width: 69 cm, depth: 49 cm

Critical History

The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova has not been mentioned in the literature. With stylistic analysis we can attribute the sculpture to Joseph Straub. There are several similarities, such as the folds, the artificial fluttering-effect of the drapery and the shape of the face with curly hair with sculptures of St John of Nepomuk (Slivnica pri Mariboru, Ptujska Gora, Štanjel) and with other Joseph Straub’s work (the sculptures from the high altar in the minorite church in Ptuj).

Construction / Execution

The sculpture is made of sandstone and has well finished back side with detailed lines of drapery because it was meant to be seen from all sides. It is placed on the 157 cm high pedestal between the church of St Mary and the Castle.

Components

Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): hewing
Material(s): sandstone

Comment

The sculpture is damaged by weather influence because it has no roof above to protect it. There are remains of the colouring on the surface of the statue.

Images

  1. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)
  2. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, detail (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, detail (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)
  4. The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, detail (photo by Valentina Pavlič, 2018)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, The sculpture of St John of Nepomuk in Negova, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/07/2020) URL