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Austria
Wien
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Graben (1.)

Leopoldsbrunnen

Leopold's Fountain

1073 - 1136
Margrave of Austria, 1095-1136. Patron saint of Austria
(Wikipedia)
Johann Frühwirth
1680/1804

Wien /  Leopoldsbrunnen   Wien /  Leopoldsbrunnen

Description

Granite fountain basin with a bronze statue of Saint Leopold, with a flag in his hand, looking to a paper with a sketch of a Klosterneuburg church, hold by a putto. The statue stands on a plinth with two reliefs on the faces:

Leopoldsbrunnen
1
Leopoldsbrunnen
2
  1. The discovery of the veil of St. Agnes, wife of Leopold.
  2. The founding of Klosterneuburg Abbey.

Annotation

At the request of Emperor Leopold I, the two fountains on the Graben were in 1680 equipped with stone statues of St. Joseph and Leopold, made by the sculptor Johann Frühwirth. These statues were 1804 replaced by lead figures made by Johann Martin Fischer replaced. The statues of Frühwirth have been missing ever since.

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Location (N 48°12'30" - E 16°22'13")

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Item Code: atwi039; Photograph: 9 September 2012
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