Artworks Catalogue

Three angel heads in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The angel head in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The angel head in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The angel head in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Maribor

Regional Museum Maribor

Artwork

Three angel heads in Regional Museum Maribor

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 20 cm, width: 27 cm, depth: 12 cm

Critical History

We can attribute the three angel heads in Regional Museum Maribor to Joseph Straub. They have all the characteristics of other Joseph Straub`s angel sculptures: chubby, round faces with double chin and knobbly cheeks, open mouths with visible teeth, round noses, big open eyes with distinct upper eyelid and curly hair.

Construction / Execution

Angel heads are made of wood. They are naturalistically painted, their wings are gilded.

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): calcium carbonate, gold leaf, oil, red bole, size

Comment

The tree angel heads have at least one repolychromy. The surface of polychromy has darkened and is dirty. The ground is cracking and falling off. Gilded surface is abraded and some parts of ground with gilding have fallen off.

Images

  1. Three angel heads in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The angel head in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The angel head in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The angel head in Regional Museum Maribor (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Catalogue entry prepared by Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek

Recommended citation: Valentina Pavlič and Saša Dolinšek, Three angel heads in Regional Museum Maribor, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/08/2020) URL