Jan 8, 2010
Jan 8, 2010
Jan 8, 2010
Jan 8, 2010

Head of an Angel

Head of an Angel

c. 1750

Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer

(German, 1696–1770)

Painted and gilded wood

Overall: 48.1 x 64.3 x 23.6 cm (18 15/16 x 25 5/16 x 9 5/16 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1989.154

Did you know?

Part of the angel's wings are made more luxurious by the addition of gold paint, a process called "gilding."


This decorative bracket was intended to simulate a functional supporting element at the top of a pilaster or beneath an organ loft or pulpit in a church. Joseph Anton Feuchtmayer, a member of a family of artists active in southern Germany and Switzerland, worked in a variety of media including wood and stucco. He often enlisted the aid of assistants, one of whom may have executed this work.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.