GUGGENBICHLER, Johann Meinrad
(b. 1649, Einsiedeln, d. 1723, Mondsee)

St Joseph and the Christ Child

1700-15
Painted, gilt wood, height 60 cm
Private collection

The faces of the figures, the voluminous drapery organized in long, parallel folds punctuated by small ripples and the leg thrust outward show the influence of Thomas Schwanthaler, the artist with whom Guggenbichler worked on commissions for the Benedictine monasteries in Salzburg and Krems.