Artworks Catalogue

The altar of St Michael in the Chapel dedicated St Michael, Buchendorf photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 01.2017
The altar of St Michael in the Chapel dedicated St Michael, Buchendorf photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 01.2017
The altar of St Michael in the Chapel dedicated St Michael, Buchendorf photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 01.2017

Location

Germany, Bavaria, Buchendorf

The chapel of St Michael (Filialkirche St Michael)

Catholic parish of St Benedikt Gauting

Artwork

The sculpture of St Michael in St Michaels-Chapel, Buchendorf

Type

Sculpture

Dimensions

Height: 160 cm

Inscriptions

  1. ST. MICHAEL (cartouche on the pedestal)

Critical History

Lippert gives the sculpture of St Michael the number 70. 1 Volk dates it about 1750. He also attributes the 3 winged angel heads in the gloriole to Straub.2 The altar was erected about 100 years before the existence of the sculpture.

Construction / Execution

The sculpture shows a elegant form and a high quality. Volk sees similarities in the form of S. Michaels helmet and the helmet of St Georg in Bichl.

Components

Carpentry
The sculpture of St Michael in the chapel St Michael, Buchendorf
Technique(s): sawing
Sculpture
The sculpture of St Michael in the chapel St Michael, Buchendorf
Author: Johann Baptist Straub (Wiesensteig ca. 1704 – Munich 1784)
Completed: 1750
Technique(s): wood carving

Images

  1. The altar of St Michael in the Chapel dedicated St Michael, Buchendorf photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 01.2017
  2. The altar of St Michael in the Chapel dedicated St Michael, Buchendorf photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 01.2017
  3. The altar of St Michael in the Chapel dedicated St Michael, Buchendorf photo Bavarian State Department of Monuments and Sites Michael Forstner 01.2017

Catalogue entry prepared by Rupert Karbacher

Recommended citation: Rupert Karbacher, The sculpture of St Michael in St Michaels-Chapel, Buchendorf, in: TrArS – Tracing the Art of the Straub Family, 2018, (accessed 17/10/2021) 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 Volk, Johann Baptist Straub 1704–1784, München, Hirmer Verlag, 1984

Notes

1 Johann Caspar Lippert, 1772, p. 70

2 Peter Volk, 1984, p. 186