Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
České Budějovice
Jihočeský kraj

Náměstí Přemysla Otakara II
(Town Hall)

Tomáš G. Masaryk

Hodonín 1850 - Lány 1937
founder and first President of Czechoslovakia
(Wikipedia)
Jan Vítězslav Dušek
1935

České Budějovice /  Tomáš G. Masaryk   České Budějovice /  Tomáš G. Masaryk

Description

Bronze commemorative plaque with a small head of Masaryk.

Inscription(s)

osvoboditel národa
TOMÁŠ GARRIGUE MASARYK
bil zde nadšenĕ uvítán jihočeským lidem při svém
vítĕzném návratu do vlasti dne 20. prosince 1918.

masarykova pamĕtní deska zničená okupanty, obnovena l.p. 1946
v původní podobĕ českobudĕjovickou spořitelnou.

The liberator of the Nation
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
was here enthusiastically greeted by the people of South Bohemia
triumphantly returning home on 20 December 1918.

The Masaryk memorial plaque was destroyed by the invaders, and restored in 1946
in its original form by the České Budějovice Savings Bank.

Annotation

Sculpted by Dušek after a design by the architect Karel Chocholy.

P.S. 12 September 2012 was a rainy day... The photos are therefore not as good as usual.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°58'27" E 14°28'23"

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