Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Würzburg
Stadt Würzburg

Bayern

Beim Grafeneckart

Vierröhrenbrunnen

Four Pipes Fountain

Lucas van der Auvera & Johann Peter Wagner
1766

Würzburg /  Vierröhrenbrunnen   Würzburg /  Vierröhrenbrunnen

Description

Obelisk with on top a statue of Franconia with a duke's hat and the Frankish storm flag (Rennfähnlein), the emblem of the former prince-bishopric of Würzburg. On the sides of the obelisk coats of arms of prince-bishop Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim of Würzburg (1755-1779) (front) and Franconia (back).


Franken

Adam Friedrich von Seinsheim
The obelisk stands on a base, on the corners of the base are allegorical statues of the four cardinal virtues:
  1. Gerechtigkeit - Justice, woman with scales and fasces.
  2. Tapferheit - Fortitude, woman with helmet.
  3. Mäßigkeit - Temperance, woman filling a goblet with wine.
  4. Weisheit - Prudence, woman with mirror and book.


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Under these statues dolphins spout water in a basin.

Inscription(s)

On the base on two sides texts:
Labefa CitatVs
InI VrIa beLLI
pręsIDe
hpoLiCI sVperIorIs senatVs
l.b. ab heVsLeIn
st CanonICo Cap. s. Cantore neCnon
raCC. p.n. Cons. Int.
restaVratVr.
AMpLIfICanDo CIVItatIs
ornatVI
sub
P:R: PeriLL. ac pcrqm Graf: Dño
PhIL. Ant. Christoph. Ern.
L.B. de Guttenberg EccLrm
Imp. Cath. Equest. Bamb.
Wirc. et Comburo Can Capit.
Senatus Superioris Pręside
Hęc Pyramis Surrexit.
Renov. 1868

On the front and back sides the coat of arms of Würzburg with the date 1766 (and on the back below the cartouche "Renov. 1907").

Annotation

The design is made by Lucas van der Auvera, and the figures are sculpted by Johann Peter Wagner. All figures are copies of 1927. The originals are in the Mainfränkische Museum.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Auvera, Lucas van der
  • Coat of arms
  • Fountain
  • Franconia (allegory)
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Prudentia
  • Strength (Fortitudo)
  • Temperantia
  • Virtues
  • Wagner, Johann Peter
  • Location N 49°47'35" E 9°55'42"

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