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Germany
München
Stadt München

Bayern

Marienplatz

Fischbrunnen

Fish Fountain

Konrad Knoll & Josef Henselmann
1884/1954

München /  Fischbrunnen   München /  Fischbrunnen

Description

Octagonal basin with a central column with a fish on top. Around the column sit three 'Metzgerburschen' (butchers' apprentices) pouring water from buckets in the basin. On the octagonal basin are reliefs:
Fischbrunnen (München) - Cattle

Cattle.

Fischbrunnen (München)- Butcher's shop

Butcher's shop.

Fischbrunnen (München) - Cattle with coffin (?)

Cattle with coffin (?)

Fischbrunnen (München) - Selling meat on the market

Selling meat on the market.

Fischbrunnen (München)- Woman in forest (?)

Woman in forest (?)

Fischbrunnen (München)- Preparing meat

Preparing meat

Fischbrunnen (München) - A fisherman in his boat

A fisherman in his boat

Fischbrunnen (München) - Feeding chicken

Feeding chicken

Inscription(s)

fischbrunnen
figuren gestaltet 1884 von konrad knoll
becken gestaltet 1954 von josef henselmann

Annotation

The original fountain was almost completely destroyed in 1944. It was reconstructed in 1954 by Henselmann, who made the reliefs and the sculpture of the fish.

Fischbrunnen (München)- Henselmann's fish

The three butchers' apprentices are from the original fountain. Knoll's original statues of music playing children, standing around the central column, are now in the Karlstor.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Butcher
  • Cattle (bull / cow / calf)
  • Chicken (Rooster / Hen)
  • Fish
  • Fisherman
  • Fountain
  • Henselmann, Josef
  • Knoll, Konrad
  • Man with bucket
  • Ship / boat
  • Location (N 48°8'14" - E 11°34'34")

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