Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Judenplatz (1.)

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Kamenz 1729 - Braunschweig 1781
German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist, and art critic
(Wikipedia)
Siegfried Charoux
1968

Wien /  Gotthold Ephraim Lessing   Wien /  Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Description

Bronze statue.

Inscription(s)

LESSING

Annotation

The monument was completed in 1931/32, unveiled in 1935, and soon removed in 1939 by the National Socialists to be melted down for the purpose of making weaponry. From 1962 to 65, Charoux created a second Lessing monument out of bronze, that was unveiled at Ruprechtskirche in 1968 and moved to Judenplatz in 1981.

Wien - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 48°12'41" - E 16°22'11")

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