Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Hamburg
Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Edmund-Siemers-Allee / Rothenbaumchaussee

Johann Georg Büsch

Altenmedingen bei Lüneburg 1728 - Hamburg 1800
German educator and writer
(Wikipedia)
Ernst Matthaei & Johann Conrad Wolff
1801

Hamburg /  Johann Georg Büsch   Hamburg /  Johann Georg Büsch

Description

Granite socle with sandstone obelisk with portrait and an allegorical scene, showing an altar with the geniuses of Immortality and Death, to the left a boy symbolizing youth, and to the right Hammonia (patron of Hamburg), Trade and Industry.

Inscription(s)

portrait

dem freunde
des
vaterlandes
iohann georg
busch

geburtsiahr
mdccxxviii
allegorical scene
von seinen
dankbaren
mitbürgern
——
mdccci.
todesiahr
mdccc.

Signature

ernest matthæi: mdccc
Allegorica scene signed: c. wolff fecit weimar

Annotation

The monument is erected by the Patriottische Gesellschaft. The architect was Johann August Arens (1757-1806). It is the first monument erected for a person in Hamburg.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°33'43" E 9°59'21"

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