Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
EttalAbbey St. Mariae Himmelfahrt Nave - DomeSouth-East: Benedictine Bishops
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Saints
Saints A - ZVirgil of Salzburg Single figure
Groups of Saints Saints from the same orderBenedictinesEttal, St. Mariae Himmelfahrt, Dome (Johann Jakob Zeiller, 1748-1752, most saints without individual attributes))Bishops
The Church
Images of clergy or church officials Bishop
Further details
Fischer identifies this bishop with Virgil because Rupert and Virgil are normally shown side by side. He furthermore sees in the structure between the two bishops a casket and thus an illustion to Virgil translating the remains of St Rupert to the new cathedral in Salzburg
ARTIST/CREATOR
Zeiller, Johann Jakob (1708-1783)
DATE
1748 - 1752
LOCATION
Ettal, St. Mariae Himmelfahrt
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei in Deutschland, vol. 2, Munich 1981, pp. 286-288, 296-312, no. A; Pius fischer, Der Barockmaler Johann Jakob Zeiller und sein Ettaler Werk, Munich 1964, pp. 75-76
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Ettal Abbey
Contact
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