Artworks Catalogue

The epitaph for dean Dr Anton Ignaz Hertl in the parishchurch St Peter, Munich photo Bavarian State Office of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 06.2018

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Munich

Parish Church of St Peter (Pfarrkirche St. Peter)

Catholic parish St Peter

Artwork

The epitaph for dean Dr Anton Ignaz Hertl in the Parish Church St Peter in Munich

Type

Sculpture

Inscriptions

  1. POST FATA SUPERSTES on the gilded ribbon on the left upper corner
  2. HIC JACET REVERENDISSIMUS DOMINUS ANTONIUS IGNATIUS HERTL AA LL AC JU. DOCTOR INSIG ECCL. COLLEG. ADD. V. CANONICUS SEB. CONSIL ECCL. DIRECTOR PAROCHIUS ET DECANUS AD . PETRUM AMPLIORIBUS VIR TITULIS ET OFFICIS MATURUS NISI MORTE PRAEMATURA LENTAQUE NEMPE MDCCLXVIII. DECIMO SEPTIMO JUL. AETATIS XXXXI FUISSET EXTINCTUS EXTINQUI SI VOCAS EUM QUEM ECCLESIAE URBIS POPULI SUORUMQUE AMOR OMNIUM PECTORIB
  3. J. B. STRAUB SCULPT. AULIC INVENIT-on the gilded ribbon on the lower left corner

Critical History

Dean Dr Franz Anton Hertl was priest in St Peter from 1759 to 1768. His epitaph is located in the north of the choir arch. Lippert lists the artwork with no. 29- 1 The epitaph of his predecessor dean J. J. von Unertl created by Ignaz Günther is presented on the opposite side. ln 1976 this epitaph was reconstructed like the one of lady Matern after a drawing which is in the archive of in the Grabstein Book of St Peter (fol. 119f.) Photos of the prior status can be found for example in the book of P. Steiner picture 34. 2 Some parts got already lost during 19th century. Reconstructed are the following parts: the putto with the butterfly-wings, the scythe, the hourglass, the ribbons with inscriptions, the flowerscroll on the left side and the small plant in the lower part on the right side, the flower above the console and the stole on top of the epitaph. The hand was originaly hinting to the portrait of the decedent now it is hinting to the inscription. 3

Construction / Execution

The epitaph was made in marble. It is unknown if the decoration was originally made in casted lead or wood. The parts reconstructed in 1976 were wooden.

Components

Sculpture
The epitaph for dean Dr Anton Ignaz Hertl in the Parish Church St Peter in Munich
Polychromy
The epitaph for dean Dr Anton Ignaz Hertl in the Parish Church St Peter in Munich

Comment

In 1976 not all parts were reconstructed.

Conservation-restoration

1976

Approach to the presentation of losses

Reconstruction of losses: partial

Treatment Description

Rreconstruction of losses after a drawing of the 18 th century carved in wood.

Images

  1. The epitaph for dean Dr Anton Ignaz Hertl in the parishchurch St Peter, Munich photo Bavarian State Office of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 06.2018

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The epitaph for dean Dr Anton Ignaz Hertl in the Parish Church St Peter in Munich, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 24/09/2021) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Johann Caspar Lippert, Kurzgefaßte Nachricht von dem churbaierischen ersten Hofbildhauer Herrn Johannes Straub, in: Augsburgisches monatliches Kunstblatt. Kunstzeitung der kaiserlichen Akademie zu Augsburg, 1772, Nr. 54f
  2. Peter Steiner, Johann Baptist Straub (Münchner kunsthistorische Abhandlungen, VI), München und Zürich, Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 1974
  3. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straubs Törring-Epitaph in Au am Inn, in: Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst 3. F.33, 1982, 155–172
  4. Peter Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984

Notes

1 Johann Caspar Lippert, 1772, 59

2 Peter Steiner, 1974, 58

3 Peter Volk, 1984, 195