Artworks Catalogue

The high altar in the Succursal Church of St John the Baptist, old photograph (source of the photo: Regional Archive Maribor)

Location

Slovenia, Videm pri Ptuju

Succursal Church of St John the Baptist (Podružnična cerkev sv. Janeza na Dravinskem vrhu)

(lost today)

Artwork

Two sculptures on the high altar in the Succursal Church of St John the Baptist in Videm pri Ptuju

Type

Sculpture

Critical History

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.

Components

Sculpture
Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Technique(s): wood carving
Material(s): limewood

Images

  1. 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

  1. Sergej Vrišer, Mariborski baročni kiparji, in: Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino, n. v. IV, 1957, 71–127

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1957, 90.