Statues - Hither & Thither

Czech Republic
Mariánské Lázně
Karlovarský kraj

Masarykova

Karel Kašpar Reitenberger

Carolus Reitenberger

(Úterý / Neumarkt 1779 - Wilten, Innsbruck 1860)
premonstratensian priest, considered the founder of Mariánské Lázně
(Wikipedia)
Carl Kundmann & Erhard Ackermann
Karl Turbain
1879

Mariánské Lázně /  Karel Kašpar Reitenberger   Mariánské Lázně /  Karel Kašpar Reitenberger

Description

Bronze statue by Kundmann on a richly decorated, textured pedestal of Swedish red marble made by Ackermann.

Inscription(s)

Carolvs Casparvs
REITENBERGER
Abbas Teplensis
net. 29 Dec. 1779 Neoforini in Bohemia
mort. 21. Mart. 1860 Viltini in Tiroli
Vsvm fontivm qvorvm
vortvtem matvre co-
gnoverat aegrotis
pervivm fecit ideoqve
jvre vrbis Fvndator
dici mervit.
Grata posteritas
posvit monvmentvm
anno saecvlari
mdccclxxix.
Margine conclvsit fontes hvcvsqve
vacantes.
Mirandvm Nymphae prosilientis opvs.
Balnea non tardaat vigilans con-
strvere praesvl.
Vt vires validis exhilarentvr acvis.
Si possent monvmenta mori. tamen
havd morietvr
Dvm vivent cives nomen honosqve viri
Karl Kaspar
Reitenberger
Abbot of Teplá
Born 29 Dec. 1779 Úterý in Bohemia
Died 21. March 1860 Wilten in Tirol
He recognized the
curative power of the springs
and opened them to the ill,
and therefore he rightly deserves
to be called the founder
of the town
The gratitude of the posterity
placed this monument
in the memorial year
1879
Er ließ die seither dem Boden wild entströmenden Quellen
kunstgerecht fassen
und durch zierliche Tempel schützen Bäder wurden eingerichtet
und so vielen Leidenden Heilung, Linderung und
Stärkung geboten.
Selbst wenn diese Standbilder verfallen könnten,
dieses kaum verfällt, bis die Bürger, Name, Ruhm
und Tugend leben
(English translation?)

Signature

Erfunden u. Modeliert / C. Kundmann.
Gegossen / C. Turbain. Wien.

Annotation

The statue of the abbot Karel Kašpar Reitenberger was unveiled on the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1879.

Mariánské Lázně - Karel Kašpar Reitenberger

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 49°58'35" E 12°42'21"

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