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Germany
Berlin
Stadt Berlin

Land Berlin

Grosser Tiergarten
(Near the Luiseninsel)

Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen

Frederick William III of Prussia

Potsdam 1770 - Berlin 1840
King of Prussia, 1797-1840
(Wikipedia)
Friedrich Drake
1849

Berlin /  Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen   Berlin /  Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen

Description

Marble statue of the king in simple clothes. Holding a floral wreath, his left hand rest on a pedestal with a relief portrait of his wife, Queen Luise. The base is decorated with reliefs, expressing a paean to the Tiergarten.

Berlin - Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen Berlin - Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen Berlin - Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen Berlin - Friedrich Wilhelm III. von Preußen

Inscription(s)

ihrem koenige friedrich wilhelm iii
die dankbaren bewohner berlins 1849.

Signature

drake fecit 1849

Annotation

The monument was built as a thanks for the beautification of the Tiergarten, which was led by the king. It was funded by donations from all parts of the population. It was unveiled 3 August 1849. The present statue in the Tiergarten a replica of 1981, the original is in the citadel of Spandau.

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Location (N 52°30'41" - E 13°21'52")

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