ASAM, Egid Quirin
(b. 1692, Tegernsee, d. 1750, Mannheim)

General view

St. John Nepomuk church, Munich

Egid Quirin was a deeply religious man who never married, and from 1729 he dedicated his entire fortune to the construction and furnishing of a private church, St Johann Nepomuk in Munich. He bought four houses in Sendlinger Strasse in Munich: he occupied the southernmost, the middle two were given over to a new church and the northernmost was intended for the priest. After his brother’s death in 1739, he mainly devoted himself to completing this church.

The façade of this unique private church, constructed between the adjoining houses is based around a triple portal: in the lower stage there is the door surround and above it the frame of the large window; finally, the whole façade can be viewed as a portal with huge side pilasters supporting the curving gable that soars above the adjoining houses.

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