Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Schaffhausen
Schaffhausen (Kanton)

Vordergasse

Tell- oder Schuhmacherbrunnen

Tell or Shoemaker's Fountain

Wilhelm Tell
Swiss folk hero who lived in the Canton of Uri in the early 14th century
(Wikipedia)
Anonymous 16th century sculptor
1522 (copy)

Schaffhausen /  Tell- oder Schuhmacherbrunnen   Schaffhausen /  Tell- oder Schuhmacherbrunnen

Description

Polychrome stone statue of Wilhelm Tell, standing on the column of a fountain.

Inscription(s)

On the base of the statue:

1522 | nach derge | burt cristi
säle ren. 1962 figur ren. 1928

Annotation

Of all Schaffhausen fountains, the columns and the the carrier of all figures are of painted stone. The remaining precious original sculptures were brought to the Museum zu Allerheiligen and replaced by facsimiles.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°41'46" E 8°38'13"

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Item Code: chsh004; Photograph: 1 October 2014
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