All sculptures shown here are by various members of the Stracké family, notably Johan, Franz, Leo and Frans. However there were other celebrated sculptors, including Gottfried Stracké and Ignatius Johannes Stracké, both of whom I intend to research further. Hopefully, I will be able to add some of their works at a later date.
Franz (Franciscus Xaverius) Stracké appears to have been better known and more prolific than his nephew, Frans (Franciscus Leonardus). Unfortunately, their common first name risks causing some confusion when attributing works. Franciscus, the elder, is known as both Frans and Franz, adding to the confusion. The Rijksmuseum refers to him as “Frans” but elsewhere he is “Franz.” I have referred to him throughout as Franz to avoid confusion with his nephew.
Two Mothers by Franz Stracké
Two Mothers by Franz Stracké. 1893. On display in Room 1.18 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Link to sculpture and further details at the Rijksmuseum
Picture source: Rijksmuseum Collection, Amsterdam.