Succursal Church of St John the Baptist (Podružnična cerkev sv. Janeza na Dravinskem vrhu)
Two sculptures on the high altar in the Succursal Church of St John the Baptist in Videm pri Ptuju
Two sculptures, namely St John of Nepomuk and St Francis Xavier (?), on the high altar in the Succursal Church of St John the Baptist were attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer.1 He compared the architecture of the altar with the altar of St Anthony of Padua in Podlehnik. The altar`s architecture and all the sculptures except for the sculpture of St John the Baptist were removed from the church. There is only one preserved photograph of the altar and it was not published jet. There, one can observe “open” creases at the lower hem of the cloths of both saints, which are typical for Joseph Straub personal style.
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
The high altar in the Succursal Church of St John the Baptist, old photograph (source of the photo: Regional Archive Maribor)
Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič
Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič, Two sculptures on the high altar in the Succursal Church of St John the Baptist in Videm pri Ptuju, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/07/2020) URL
Sources and Bibliography
Sergej Vrišer, Mariborski baročni kiparji, in: Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino, n. v. IV, 1957, 71–127
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