Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Ghegastraße 1 (3.)
(Arsenal - Heeresgeschichtliches Museum)

Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums

Façade statues on the Museum of Military History

Hanns Gasser
1850-57

Wien /  Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums   Wien /  Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums

Description

The Museum building, the first museum building in Vienna, is built as a 'weapon museum' after designs of the architects Ludwig Förster and Theophil von Hansen in 1850-1857. The three-storey entrance hall is decorated with allegorical figures.

On columns warriors/knights with the military virtues

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Tapferkeit / Bravery

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Fahnentreue / Loyalty to the flag

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Aufopferung / Sacrifice

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Krieger. Intelligenz / Martial intelligence

On the balcony

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Eagle with coat of arms of Austria

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Eagle

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Eagle

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Eagle with coat of arms of Lorraine

Between consoles seated female allegories of the virtues

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Stärke / Strength

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Gerechtigkeit / Justice

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Religion

Wien - Fassadenstatuen des Heeresgeschichtliches Museums
Geschichte / History

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Coat of arms
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Gasser, Hanns
  • History (allegory)
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Knight
  • Loyalty
  • Religion
  • Sacficice
  • Soldier
  • Strength (Fortitudo)
  • Warrior
  • Locatie (N 48°11'3" - E 16°23'19")

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Item Code: atwi184; Photograph: 17 September 2016
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt