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Nikolaus Lenau

Nikolaus Franz Niembsch Edler von Strehlenau
(Csatád (Tschadat) - Lenauheim 1802 - Oberdöbling (Wien) 1850)
German-language Austrian poet
(Wikipedia)
Karl Schwerzek
1892

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Description

Marble bust on a marble column with a relief of a Selena, the moon goddess, with flower and a golden star. At the foot of the monument a genius ( little angel) with a harp and a butterfly on his hand (reference to Lenau's poem Schmetterling [= Butterfly]), next to the column the head of a sphinx.
The monument is the counterpart of the Grün monument on Schillderplatz. Grün published Lenau's Sämtliche Werke in 1855.

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Inscription(s)

LENAU
Von seinen Verehrern.
1891

Signature

K. Schwerzek

Annotation

Unveiled 12 January 1892.

Sculptor

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Location (N 48°12'6" - E 16°21'57")

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