Artworks Catalogue

The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)

Location

Slovenia, Lovrenc na Pohorju

Artwork

Sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 180 cm, width: 90 cm

Inscriptions

  1. 17 I.M. 34 (on the front side of the stone base of the sculpture)
  2. 17 I.M. 54 (on the right side of the stone base of the sculpture)
  3. 18 24 (on the left side of the stone base of the sculpture)

Critical History

The stone sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju was attributed to Joseph Straub by Sergej Vrišer.1 He dated the sculpture in 1754, according to the inscription on the right side of its stone base (Ins. 2).

The sculpture has its own roof and an iron fence. It used to stand in the centre of the market place, but it was moved to the side in 1928, due to the increased traffic.

Construction / Execution

The sculpture is made of sandstone and placed on the stone base. It has a well finished backside with detailed lines of drapery. The tear shaped lines on drapery are typical for Joseph Straub.

Components

Sculpture
Author: Joseph Straub (Wiesensteig 1712 – Maribor 1756)
Completed: 1754
Technique(s): hewing
Material(s): sandstone

Comment

The sculpture is only slightly damaged by weather influence because it has a roof above to protect it. There are even some remains of coloration. The apples, the hat, the stick and the edge of the book are covered with metal leaves of green appearance due to oxidization.

Images

  1. The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  2. The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  3. The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju, detail (Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, photo by Valentin Benedik, 2018)
  4. The sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju (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, Sculpture of St Nicholas in Lovrenc na Pohorju, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 13/08/2020) URL

Sources and Bibliography

  1. Sergej Vrišer, Mariborski baročni kiparji, in: Zbornik za umetnostno zgodovino, n. v. IV, 1957, 71–127
  2. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Maribor, Obzorja, 1963
  3. Sergej Vrišer, Oprema cerkvá na Lovrenškem, in: Lovrenc na Pohorju skozi stoletja: 1091–1991, Lovrenc na Pohorju, Krajevna skupnost, 1991, 319–326
  4. Sergej Vrišer, Baročno kiparstvo na slovenskem Štajerskem, Ljubljana, Slovenska matica, 1992

Notes

1 Sergej Vrišer, 1957, 95–96; Sergej Vrišer, 1963, 169; Sergej Vrišer, 1991, 324; Sergej Vrišer, 1992, 235.