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Wien
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Johannes Gutenberg

Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg (Mainz c. 1398 - 1468)
German goldsmith, credited with being the inventor of the mechanical printing press
(Wikipedia)
Hans Bitterlich
k.k. Kunst-Erzgiesserei (Wien)
1900

Wien /  Johannes Gutenberg   Wien /  Johannes Gutenberg

Description

Bronze statue. On the front face of the socle a relief "post nvbila phoebvs" (3) and on the back a relief of a coat of arms with text (1). On the sides reliefs of a column (2) and a branch (4) respectively.

Wien - Johannes Gutenberg
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Wien - Johannes Gutenberg
2
Wien - Johannes Gutenberg
3
Wien - Johannes Gutenberg
4

Inscription(s)

GUTENBERG
m.c.d. m.c.m.

dem grossen meister
seine dankbaren juenger
und verehrer

Signature

fct. hbitterlich
k.k. kunst-erzgiesserei / wien 1900

Annotation

The sockle is designed by Max Fabiani (1865-1962). The statue was erected on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of book printing in Vienna.

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Location (N 48°12'35" - E 16°22'29")

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