Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Stuttgart
Stadt Stuttgart

Baden-Württemberg

Mittlerer Schloßgarten

Eberhardsgruppe für Graf Eberhard im Bart

Eberhard Group for Count Eberhard the Bearded

Eberhard im Bart
Urach 1445 - Tübingen 1496
Count of Württemberg-Urach (1459), of Württemberg-Stuttgart (1482) and from 1495 the first Duke of Württemberg
(Wikipedia)
Paul Müller
1881

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Description

Statue of count Eberhard the bearded with his head resting in the lap of one of his subjects.

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Inscription(s)

Signed: paul müller 1881

Annotation

The group follows the motive of the poem Der reichste Fürst (the richest prince) by Justinus Kerner (1818), the national anthem of Württemberg. Count Eberhard it in this poem celebrated as the richest prince, because he can rest his head easily into each subject's lap:
Eberhard, der mit dem Barte,
Württembergs geliebter Herr,
Sprach: „Mein Land hat kleine Städte,
Trägt nicht Berge silberschwer;

Doch ein Kleinod hält's verborgen:
Daß in Wäldern, noch so groß,
Ich mein Haupt kann kühnlich legen
Jedem Untertan in Schoß.

(Full text in Wikipedia). It was unveiled 17 May 1881 at the 75th anniversary of the Kingdom of Württemberg.

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Location (N 48°46'56" - E 9°11'8")

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