Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Ansbach
Stadt Ansbach

Bayern

Montgelasplatz

Kaspars Baum

Kaspar's Tree

Kaspar Hauser
? 1812? - Ansbach 1833
the "Child of Europe"
(Wikipedia)
Jaume Plensa
2007

Ansbach /  Kaspars Baum   Ansbach /  Kaspars Baum

Description

Sculpture of sitting man with a tree between his legs. The 'skin' of the sculpture is covered with letters making English words related to the body.

Annotation

Placed on the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of the Bishopric of Bamberg. The statue stands in front of the hause were Kaspar Hauser lived from December 1831 until his death in 1833.

Kaspar Hauser

30 April 1812 (?) - Ansbach 17 December 1833
German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy. Theories propounded at the time linked him with the princely House of Baden. These have long since been rejected by professional historians.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 49°18'10" E 10°34'22"

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