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Statuette - St. Augustine

St. Augustine

  • Object:

    Statuette

  • Place of origin:

    Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved boxwood

  • Museum number:

    2788-1856

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This boxwood statuette is carved by an unknown artist in Mainz in Germany, ca. 1740. Inscribed on the back of the drapery are the initials I.C.H; this could be the signature of the sculptor Johann Caspar Hiernle (1710-1755), altough no other small-scale works are known by him.

Physical description

Statuette in carved boxwood, standing on a base, depicting St. Augustine in a wide drapery. Inscribed on the back of the drapery are the initials I.C.H., this could be the signature of the sculptor Johann Caspar Hiernle (1710-1755), although no other small-scale works are known by him.

Place of Origin

Mainz (Rheinland-Pfalz) (made)

Date

ca. 1740 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved boxwood

Marks and inscriptions

'ICH'
Inscribed on the back of the drapery are the initilas I.C.H.; this could be the signature of the sculptor Johann Caspar Hiernle (1710-1755), altough no other small-scale works are known by him.

Dimensions

Height: 47 cm, Length: 15.24 cm base, Width: 11.43 cm base

Object history note

Bought in 1856.

Descriptive line

Satuette, carved boxwood, St Augustine, South Germany, about 1740

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Inventory of Art Objects Acquired in the Year 1856. In: Inventory of the Objects in the Art Division of the Museum at South Kensington, Arranged According to the Dates of their Acquisition. Vol I. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1868, p. 50
Die Bildwerke des 18. Jahrhunderts. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg. Braunschweig 1977, no. 70, p. 123, 125.
Möller, Lise Lotte. "Krieg und Frieden, über zwei Barockbildwerke in Hamburg." In: Festschrift Hans Swarzenski, Intuition und Kunstwissenschaft. Berlin: 1973, p. 467.
p. 119
Rasmussen, J. Deutsche Kleinplastik, Hamburg 1975

Production Note

inscribed on the back of the drapery are the initials I.C.H; this could be the signature of the sculptor Johann Caspar Hiernle (1710-1755), altough no other small-scale works are known by him.

Materials

Boxwood

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Religion (concept); Christianity

Categories

Christianity; Religion; Sculpture; Woodwork

Collection

Sculpture Collection

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