Wallfahrtskirche Mari+ñ Heimsuchung (also known as Kappele), Wurzburg: the ceiling above the central crossing
|Architect/Designer||Neumann, Balthasar (1687-1753)|
|Feuchtmayer, Johann Michael the Younger (1705-1772)|
|Gunther, Matthaus (1705-1788)|
|Library Reference||Valinsky 20170828 Wurzburg Kappele Maria Heimsuchung-12|
|Credit||David Valinsky / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Interior decoration ; Frescoes ; Churches ; Ceilings|
NOTES: It is commonly known as Kappele or Little Chapel; the Pilgrimage Church of the Visitation of St Mary is its formal title. It was built from 1748-1750 by Balthasar Neumann, but the interior was not fully finished until 1821. The interior features ceiling frescos by Matthaus Gunther from 1752 and 1781 and stucco work (1747-1750) by Johann Michael Feuchtmayer the Younger. The side altars date to 1768 and the neoclassical high altar was made in 1799.
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