MERVILLE, Karl Georg
(b. 1751, Stuttgart, d. 1798, Pressburg, now Bratislava)

Fall of the Angels

St. Michael, Vienna

The high altar of the church of St. Michael is decorated with the monumental stucco alabaster Rococo sculpture Fall of the Angels by sculptor Karl Georg Merville. It represents a cloudburst of angels and cherubs, falling from the ceiling towards the ground. It was the last major Baroque work completed in Vienna.

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