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Germany
Darmstadt
Stadt Darmstadt

Hessen

Wilhelminenplatz

Alice-Denkmal

Alice Memorial

Alice Großherzogin von Hessen und bei Rhein
(London 1843 - Darmstadt 1878)
duaghter of Queen Victoria, married 1862 Ludwig IV of Hesse and by Rhine. Alice was a prolific patron of women's causes, especially nursing
(Wikipedia)
Ludwig Habich & Adolf Zeller
1902

Darmstadt /  Alice-Denkmal   Darmstadt /  Alice-Denkmal

Description

Stone obelisk with at the base on the corners four female figures and on the faces olive trees with respectively:

Darmstadt - Alice-Denkmal
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Darmstadt - Alice-Denkmal
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Darmstadt - Alice-Denkmal
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Darmstadt - Alice-Denkmal
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  1. on the front a relief portrait of Grand Duchess Alice, and the name ALICE.
  2. on the sides a laurel wreath
  3. on the back a shield with the coat of arms of Hessen and the British royal coat of arms.

On the side faces are heads, which originally spout water.

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Inscription(s)

der unvergesslichen
grossherzogin
von hessen und bei rhein
in verehrung liebe und
dankbarkeit
gewidmet von frauen
und jungfrauen
hessens
errichtet im jahre
1902

Annotation

Designed by architect Adolf Zeller, the sculptural work was undertaken by Ludwig Habich.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Alice von Hessen und bei Rhein
  • Coat of arms
  • Commemorative Needle Column or Obelisk
  • Fountain
  • Habich, Ludwig
  • Tree
  • Zeller, Adolf
  • Location (N 49°52'8" - E 8°39'7")

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