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Germany
Kassel
Stadt Kassel

Hessen

Karlsplatz

Karl I. Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel

Kassel 1654 - Kassel 1730
Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, 1670-1730
(Wikipedia)
Bartholomeus Eggers & F. Sommer
1686 (1936)

Kassel /  Karl I. Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel   Kassel /  Karl I. Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

Description

Alabaster statue of Landgrave Charles as a young man, dressed as a Roman legionnaire, which is most probably due to the landgrave's fondness of classicism and the antique Roman era.

Inscription(s)

landgraf
KARL
1670-1730

Signature

Kop. F. Sommer 1936.

Annotation

The original statue was made in Rome in 1686 and placed in front of the Karlskirche in 1768. This statue is kept in Schloss Wilhelmshöhe.

Kassel - Karl I. Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°18'43" E 9°29'39"

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