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Mattielli-Statuen der Hofkirche

Mattielli Statues on the Court Church

Lorenzo and Francesco Mattielli

Dresden /  Mattielli-Statuen der Hofkirche


78 sandstone statues, depicting 74 saints and four allegorical figures: Belief, Hope, Charity and Justice.

The saints are (in bold type, photographs here).

* Copy of a completely destroyed statue - according to recent literature.
** According to Eberhard Hempel (1955) completely destroyed.
NB. Only the photographed statues are indexed.


As king August III of Saxony was building the Hofkirche, a Catholic church in Dresden designed by the Roman Gaetano Chiavari, he commissioned Lorenzo Mattielli to provide the 78 statues for this church. After his death in 1748, his son Francesco finished the work of his father with the statues at the tower in 1752. Many statues were completely destroyed during the bombardment of Dresden on 13 February 1945. Their restoration and the new statues were finished in 2002.


Sources & Information


  • Ambrose, St.
  • Augustine of Hippo, St.
  • John the Evangelist, St.
  • Luke, St.
  • Mark, St.
  • Matthew, St.
  • Mattielli, Lorenzo and Francesco
  • Paul, St.
  • Peter, St.
  • Locatie (N 51°3'12" - E 13°44'14") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: desn015; Photograph: 21 January 2011
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