Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Schwarzenau
Niederösterreich

Waldviertler straße
(Thayabrücke)

St. Johannes von Nepomuk, St. Antonius von Padua und St. Felix von Cantalice

St. John of Nepomuk, St. Anthony of Padua and St. Felix of Cantalica


1729

Schwarzenau /  St. Johannes von Nepomuk, St. Antonius von Padua und St. Felix von Cantalice

Description

Three statues close to the bridge over the Deutsche Thaya. From left to right:
Schwarzenau - St. Johannes von Nepomuk, St. Antonius von Padua und St. Felix von Cantalice
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Schwarzenau - St. Johannes von Nepomuk, St. Antonius von Padua und St. Felix von Cantalice
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Schwarzenau - St. Johannes von Nepomuk, St. Antonius von Padua und St. Felix von Cantalice
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  1. St. Felix von Cantalice
    sixteenth century Italian Capuchin lay brother, spent 38 years aiding the sick and the poor in Rome; canonized in 1712 (Wikipedia).
  2. St. Johannes von Nepomuk, standing on a cloud with a burning heart surrounded by cherubs
    (Nepomuk c. 1345 - Praha 1393), confessor of the queen of Bohemia, refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. At the behest of King Wenceslaus of Bohemia he was thrown from the Charles Bridge in Prague and drowned. John of Nepomuk is patron saint of bridges (Wikipedia)
  3. St. Antonius von Padua
    born Fernando Martins de Bulhões, (Lisbon c. 1195 - Padua 1231), priest and friar of the Franciscan Order, known for his preaching and expert knowledge of scripture (Wikipedia).

Inscription(s)

Shield on the socle of St. John of Nepomuk:

Schwarzenau - St. Johannes von Nepomuk, St. Antonius von Padua und St. Felix von Cantalice sanCte Ioan: nepoMVCen
VIor honorIs DeVotos tIbI
tVere serVos
fr: a: CoMes apo: et
LeopoLDIna genIta eX
baron: a ta: perpetVo se
tIbI Voto offerVnt.
Chronograms:
first 3 lines: 1729
last 4 lines: 1729

Annotation

The statues were originally on the castle park, they were erected by Franz Adam Graf Polheim, who had married in 1728 Leopoldina, daughter of Jakob Leopold Freiherr Thavonat von Thavon

Tags

Location (N 48°44'37" - E 15°15'46")

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