The Apparition of Saint Johann Nepomuk before Pope Benedict XIII

Christoph Thomas Scheffler

Munich 1699 - 1756 Augsburg


The Apparition of Saint Johann Nepomuk before Pope Benedict XIII


Oil on canvas
58 x 77 cm
Signed lower right: "CT Scheffler. invenit et pinxit"


In 1729 Johann Nepomuk (1350-1393) was canonized by Pope Benedict XIII.

First apprenticed to Cosmas Damian Asam in Munich, Christoph Thomas Scheffler subsequently settled in Augsburg. After commissions in Worms and Silesia he returned to Augsburg in 1730 where the Jesuit order became his principal client. His most significant surviving works are found in Swabia, Bavaria, Mainz and Trier.

Two comparable works in grisaille are in the municipal collections of Augsburg (ill. see Städtische Kunstsammlungen Augsburg, Deutsche Barockgalerie, vol. II, Augsburg 1970, p. 162ff).

PROVENANCE:
Private collection, France

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