Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
EichstättSt. Walburg Untere Gruft (lower chapel behind high altar)
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Groups of Biblical Scenes chosen for specific motifsOilEichstätt, St. Walburg, Untere Gruft (after Vitus Joseph Greitmann, second half 18th century)
Life of Christ
Ministry ParablesThe Wise and Foolish VirginsThe Wise Virgins refuse to share their oil with the Foolish VirginsAdaptations
Further details
Inscription: De oleo vestro (Mt. 25:8). Here, the scene is re-interpreted so that the foolish virgins do not ask in vain the prudent virgins for oil, but they rather stand for the faithful asking to be strengthened with the oil of St Walburga (Corpus)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German after Greitmann, Vitus Joseph (born 1712, died after 1757) These paintings were most probably executed by Greitmann in 1741, but overpainted with some details and inscriptions changed later in the 18th century
DATE
2nd half 18th century
LOCATION
Eichstätt, St. Walburg
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland, vol. 13, Munich 2008, p. 107f., no. 11
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Eichstätt Cathedral Parish
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk